In 2017, the Honors College led its first study trip to Russia. Students visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, and several other Russian towns. They visited the Kremlin, Red Square, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and several other UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites, including the Hermitage museum – recently dubbed “the best museum in Europe.” They explored city centers and historic neighborhoods on foot, rode through the canals of St. Petersburg on boat, enjoyed the best of Russian, Georgian, Ukrainian and Uzbek cuisine, and took short trips to Novgorod, Sergeiv Posad, and the opulent palace complex of Peterhof. The trip was led by Dr. Jesse Rainbow, Dean of the Honors College Bill Monroe, Ms. Keri Myrick, and Dr. David Rainbow.
Stay tuned for the next one.
Critical Language Scholarship
Over the span of a summer, students accepted to the U.S. Critical Language Scholarship Program are immersed in a language the U.S. State Department deems critical. This includes Russian and Azerbaijani (as well as several other world languages).
The Honors College Office of Undergraduate Research can provide more information and advising. Contact Dr. David Rainbow for more information.
Click here for more information about the Critical Language Scholarship.
Interested in a fully funded research opportunity in Russia? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, introduced by Senator Fulbright in 1945, allows such an opportunity. The Honors College Office of Undergraduate Research can provide more information and advising. Contact Dr. David Rainbow for more information.
To learn more about the Fulbright Scholarship and the application process click here.
For information on UH sponsored learning abroad, visit the Learning Abroad page.
For information on undergraduate research, scholarship opportunities, including several ways to win a fully-funded trip to Russia, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research page.
Image: N. Pomanskii, Den' Sovetskoi Propagandy. Znanie – vsem! [Day of Soviet Propaganda – Knowledge for All!], 1919. Poster collection, Hoover Institution Archives. Source.