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Oh, the Places You'll Go (With Russian)

Published: May 15, 2018

We’ve all seen how Lesnoe Ozero offers a rewarding experience for Villagers of all ages—but did you know that Russian can open many doors beyond Minnesota? We talked to Nadia “Nadia” Braun and Yasha “Yasha” Hoffman, both of whom will be Fulbright Scholars during the next academic year, to learn more about how the skills they gained at Lesnoe Ozero will help them in their upcoming adventures.

Home Away From Home

Published: February 25, 2017

Tatiana visiting fellow staff Boris and Valya in St. Petersburg.
Lesnoe Ozero has been my second home for 10 years as both a villager

and, more recently, a staff member. This fall, it was finally time to strike out on my own for a semester abroad in Russia.