Thursday, June 12, 2008

Meet Nakita Dziegielewski

Academic Year: Sophomore
GPA: 3.7
Expected Graduation: 2010
Degree Objective: Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
Employer: OASIS Center for Advising
Hometown: Dalton, Ga.
High school: Northwest Whitfield High School

Academic Highlights:
United Way Youth Volunteer Award
Visionary Award
Dean’s list

Program chosen: St. Petersburg, Russia
Leave date: May 29, 2008
Return date: July 1, 2008

I chose this program because… It will give me the opportunity to immerse myself in an Eastern European culture; while also allowing me to take classes that I can use for credit. St. Petersburg, Russia will also provide me with a cultural adventure that I have yet to experience.

When I have free time I plan to… Travel within the city. I already have a list of places I want to see and restaurants I want to eat at!

The courses I will take include… Russian 1001, St. Petersburg in War in Revolution, and Russian Language and Culture.

I am most excited about… Being thrown into a culture that is so different from my own, and interacting with the people.

Before I leave the country, I will definitely… Eat at the Idiot Café.

This program will help me reach my long term goals because... I eventually want to work for an NGO/Non-Profit in Eastern Europe, and the trip to St. Petersburg, Russia will benefit me greatly by exposing me to Eastern European life. This trip will also allow me to immerse myself in Eastern European culture, and assist me in deciding if international work is what I truly want to do.

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