Why Study Russian? Let Kathy Avgerinos, Class of '06, tell you her reasons why in this three-minute video (that's her above at a Siberian oil refinery). A Slavic Studies major and CISLA scholar who spent six months in Moscow, Kathy wrote her Senior Integrated Project on the problem of sex trafficking in Russia. Joining her in the video is Emily Hake, Class of 2007, another student who studied Russian at Connecticut College.
Most Slavic Studies students either study abroad or complete an internship in Russia at some point during their four years at the College. Many students choose to participate in our partnership with the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in downtown New London, where Connecticut College students teach Russian to fourth- and fifth-graders as part of a community service project. Students may also choose to participate in our language partnership with the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg and receive a Russian "Skype pal."
All students benefit from belonging to a group of highly committed students and faculty devoted to the study of Russia's cultural heritage, language, and its historical and contemporary impact on world affairs.