SRAS wants to stay in touch. We also want to help you continue to achieve your goals. We’ve developed the below services for our alumni for these reasons. Reconnect with us and your fellow graduates! Maintain your Russian and refresh your knowledge on Eurasian culture and current events. Find out how to use your experience to best search for employment. Keep us in mind as you continue to learn and grow in life!
Interactive, low-cost, short-term workshops are offered through SRAS Online and will be held over 1-2 hours per week over 2-4 weeks. Free events and excursions are also held through SRAS Events. Choose from interesting topics and reconnect with the region in a fun way that breaks from your daily routine. They will be held mostly in English but some may be offered in Russian.
You invested a great deal of time and effort into developing your language skills – why stop once you fulfill your language requirement or graduate from your program? We have affordable noncredit options, with a low time commitment to help you maintain and improve your Russian.
The SRAS Global Ambassador Program is for SRAS alumni who are passionate about their study abroad experience and want to share their knowledge of SRAS programs and our region with other students. It is designed to both incentivize you and provide a great deal of freedom in how you connect with other students.
SRAS students are primarily American college and university students. Many of them express interest in seeking careers with an international focus after graduation. This resource was prepared to help them plan for that future employment in the private or public spheres or in academia.
We had a great time overall. The students were super impressed with SRAS — the guides, the accommodations, the excursions, etc. The guides were super knowledgeable and kind–the only thing that would improve the tours is volume. They tend to speak quietly so a few people who can’t hear lose interest. But we loved the Hermitage art project and Novgorod, and the bunker, and going behind the fountains at Peterhof, and the boat to Peterhof… We loved everything!
A long overdue thank you for the wonderful trip you and your staff planned for the Drew group in St. Petersburg. I have never had a trip where NOTHING went wrong. It was a terrific experience from start to finish, your staff was superb and St. Petersburg Economics University was a marvelous host. We enjoyed each and every lecture and guide, and the many fine added touches. I would love to do this again.
Renee, the work that you do is so far beyond any kind of formal service or trip planning in your vision, scope, and ability to think of absolutely everything and anticipate potential problems in advance. You clearly have a gift for this.
The SRAS guides were excellent! They really knew their stuff and were able to relate the history of the places we visited in an interesting and inventive way. It was obvious they had a lot of experience working with American students.
My Dear Renee, I am still in Kazakhstan but can report back we had a perfectly splendid time in Kyrgyzstan. The students and I want to collectively buy a little plot of land and a yurt or house in the village at the base of the mountains. They loved their families and I fell in love with Kenzhe, we want to include her in our documentary. I will be in touch over the next two weeks. Forever grateful to you.
Thanks again to (SRAS Assistant Director) Josh Wilson for being so helpful with getting us started! At our concluding discussion class yesterday I asked the students to write and then present five “Kliuchevykh slov” about their experience. Several of them wound up referencing Josh’s comments about trying to observe without judging, which he made during the Moscow Walking Tour. Thanks for helping me teach this course!