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“A lot of other school districts do not have this opportunity,” Mrs. Christine Siegfried, Southern Lehigh High School Superintendent, said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to learn about their cultures, their religions, their educations, and they get to learn about ours. It is beneficial for our students to learn from the exchange teachers about their countries.” Published in The Spotlight.
News from Daniela Munca-Aftenev, Legislative Fellows Program and Open World Coordinator, American Councils Moldova The American Language Center, a subsidiary of American Councils Moldova, signed an official partnership with The Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus, the largest Jewish Community and Ethnic Centers in Moldova, to collaborate on a special project entitled “Business Mom.” American Language Center Instructor Cristina Cornovan was in charge of designing the curriculum for the project, which included social adaptation training and development skills for 150 unemployed women.
David Patton, Executive Vice President of American Councils for International Education, welcomed participants at the 2012 international conference, “Russian and American Educational Systems: Exploring the Differences and Discussing the Possibilities of their Convergence,” recently held in Washington, DC.
At the end of December 2012, a group of Russian and American educators, researchers, and local Russophiles, gathered at the Russkiy Mir Center in Washington, DC, to discuss several important events in Russian-American history, marked by a number of anniversaries this past year. Over 80 conference attendees gathered in-person or virtually to participate in this dynamic and interactive conference, where they were provided with in-depth insight into the two countries significant impact on the world, as well as with an overview of mutually memorable moments in history.
What can an American Councils study abroad program to Russia do for you? For Joseph DeVeny, his study abroad experience was an introduction to Russian life and culture that later would bring him back to Moscow. An alumnus of American Councils' Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), DeVeny leveraged the close relationship he developed with his Russian host family to return to Moscow for several professional opportunities.