Slavic and Eurasian Studies

International Education Week: Introduction to Russian Culture and Language

Mon, November 14, 2011 | CAL 422

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

International Education Week: Introduction to Russian Culture and Language

International Education Week at UT 

Brings a variety of fun and culturally-rich events to promote study abroad, diversity and global awareness.

November 14 – 18, 2011 


An Introduction to Russian Culture and Language

Monday, November 14th, 2:00-3:00

CAL 422

The largest country in the world with a rich and complex history, Russia offers some of the most exciting and enriching study abroad opportunities. During this session on Russian history, geography, culture, and language, we will discuss what to expect from your stay in Russia and how to make the best of it. Students will get acquainted with the Russian alphabet and key survival phrases, learn more about Russian traditions and arts, and take a virtual journey through Russia’s beautiful expanses, from its major cities to famous lakes and mountains! After the presentation, students who have returned from UT’sMoscow Plus and other programs will share their recent experiences in Russia. Presented by Marina Potoplyak, a Lecturer in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.



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Life at the U.S. Embassy:

Perspectives and tales of Adventure in Kiev and Almaty

Tuesday, November 15th, 2:00-3:00

CAL 422

 The first half of this presentation will focus on the basic organizational structure of a US Embassy. Roles of key staff such at the ambassador, deputy chief of mission, foreign service officers, local national employees, the military attaché office and how each of these entities work together as the "Country Team" to implement foreign policy goals of the United States Government will also be discussed. The second half of the presentation will feature the presenter's personal experiences while working at US Embassies in Kiev, Ukraine and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The presenter, Mr. Elliott Nowacky, retired from the US Army in 2008 and is now a second year M.A. candidate at UT's Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.


Czech it Out: Czech Language and Culture

Tuesday, November 15th, 3:00-3:30

CAL 422

 A multimedia presentation of the culture and language of the Czech Republic. Presented by Mark Hopkins, a graduate student in the Department of Slavic Language and Literature.


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Sponsored by: Sponsors include the Center for East European, Eurasian Studies

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