Family Of Sites
The SRAS Family of Sites consists of several websites, each founded by SRAS, written primarily by students, and designed to complement SRAS study abroad programs.
Students on our Home and Abroad or Challenge Grant programs work with our editors to pursue what interests them most abroad, research those interests, and consider what they are seeing from multiple angles. Students build a writing portfolio and demonstrate skills, knowledge, and experience to potential employers or graduate programs.
We created the SRAS Family of Sites to provide a wide-ranging and informed look at the politics, arts, cultures, languages, histories, pop cultures, economies, and identities of the diverse Eurasian landmass. We hope that the sites will excite students to study these subjects further and encourage a deeper understanding of Eurasia among Americans.
GeoHistory is our platform for discussing history and current events within the grounded context of geography, economics, and public opinion. We present geohistories, student-driven analysis, profiles of major names currently in the news, and important political texts in side-by-side translation.
PopKult covers the popular cultures of Eurasia, providing short introductions to popular singers, movies, TV shows, cartoons, and even traditional foods that have been locally commercialized into mass production and availability.
Museum Studies Abroad explores the museums, high culture, and public spaces of Eurasia and the roles they play in Eurasian societies. We also present profiles of major modern writers and artists are also presented – with a focus on important figures of the last 100 years.
Students Abroad covers study, travel, volunteering, and working abroad. Written largely for students, by students, this site includes general city and travel guides as well as reviews of specific activities and excursions and thoughts on experiences such as culture shock, being a minority abroad, and more.
Folkways looks at the deep roots of defining elements of modern cultures. The major foci of this site are food and language, but we will also cover folklore, national holidays, traditional clothing and dance, and more.