Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation
Over the course of this next year we will unfold a series of announcements, events, and special programming and we will use this page to roll these out.
- From September onwards, we will bring our region to you through an ambitious schedule of live-stream events, including city and museum tours, study abroad site visits, information sessions, professional workshops, and more.
- SRAS: 25 Years of Innovation, by SRAS Director, Renee Stillings, published in the August 2021 ASEEES NewsNet (page 12)
- We invite all our graduates, students, partners, clients, and readers to let us know what they think of us and our efforts by leaving us a message on our new SRAS Guestbook!
- Compete for big study abroad scholarships in the SRAS 25th Anniversary Virtual Quest – using the new SRAS Explorer app. Registration to go live in November – dates will be announced soon!
Thank You For Your Support!
“Congratulations on a quarter-century! We are so proud of our partnership with SRAS: our students have benefitted, we as faculty have benefitted, and you have raised our program to a new level. We appreciate that you are always thinking two steps ahead, with the apps,new technology, classroom services, even tours of a Russian banya! And we trust putting our students in your hands. Thank you, and congratulations. Вітання!”
— Mayhill Fowler, Stetson University
“Congratulations on 25 years! This is one great milestone that you should all be proud of, but this will be one of many to come. I am looking forward and hoping to traveling abroad in the near future with SRAS and to share my own experiences one day! Спасибо!”
— Andreja Ruzic, The Ohio State University
“Congratulations on 25 years of providing fabulous services for the Russian and East European Studies college programs! I hope you continue to grow and prosper for many more years to come. Thank you for all you do.”
— Valeria Sajez, Lafayette College
— Brenda Malanka, University of Ottawa
“Congrats to the team on a successful 25 years! Renee, Josh, Lisa, you set me on a wonderfully fulfilling path and helped develop my passion for the region. Thank you for all that you do in pushing forward a deeper, more intimate, and more meaningful education of Eurasia! Here’s to another 25 years!”
— Mike Smeltzer, SRAS Graduate
“Happy 25th Anniversary! All these years you have been doing more for Russian-American relationships than any politicians on both ends: building sustainable relations, establishing people-to-people contacts, spreading knowledge and fighting myths and prejudices and, by and large, investing into future. Unecon is proud to work hand in hand with you!”
— Dmitry Vasilenko, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics
“Удачи! Stetson University is looking forward to seeing the story of SRAS told through food!”
— Michael Denner, Stetson University
“It’s been a great please to be working with the SRAS people. Renee, Josh, Molly, April, Lisa, we’ve always had this family-style relationship since first met. It took us a lot of time, creativity, and effort to create new and innovative programs so that the students could benefit them to the fullest. We extremely value our friendship and partnership and are very much hopeful that the future will bring us and all our students
a lot of fun, success, and work satisfaction.”
— Gela Turabelidze, NOVAMOVA
“Congratulations on 25 years! For many of these years, we at the University of Montana have benefitted tremendously from our various partnerships with SRAS. Not only have our students had life-changing study abroad experiences on your programs in Piter, Moscow, Irkutsk, and Bishkek, but this past year we have greatly enjoyed and learned from your robust (and generous!) series of free events, as well as your creative classroom support services. We look forward to what new innovative ideas you are sure to develop in the future”
— Ona Renner-Fahey, University of Montana