Dickinson Russian scholars participate in a small and intimate program.
Because of the small size of the department, students and professors
develop close relationships and peers forge friendships through their
shared experience of mastering a difficult language and being immersed
in Russian culture. Outside of the classroom, students participate in
exciting activities through the Russian Club, such as Revolution
Reenactments and Easter Egg Painting. They also watch Russian films, eat
meals with peers and faculty during weekly Russian Table gatherings,
and take field trips to New York, Baltimore or Washington to attend
Russian exhibits or eat at Russian restaurants. Many of our students
live in the Russian Special Interest House, a cozy home-like dormitory
where they can practice Russian with an exchange student from Moscow and
cook borsch and bliny together.
Alexandra North '13
I decided to take Russian because of my love for Vladmir Nabokov's literature. I read Ada; or Ardor, which had many references and passages in the Russian language and thought that it'd be really rewarding for me as a reader to be able to understand Nabokov's native language.
Caitlin Moriarty '13
I decided to take Russian because I wanted to study critical need language according to the U.S. State Department that will help me when applying to jobs in the public sector. The reason I picked Russian over the other languages of this type that Dickinson offers is because I find Russian culture fascinating and knew that I wanted to learn more about that as well.
Lauren Brennan ‘13
I love languages, and I wanted to try something different and more challenging, as well as make a salute to my Russian heritage!
Travis Brown ‘13
По-мoeмy, Вова Путин очень красивый.
Leah McNamara ‘13
I decided to take Russian because I have been interested in Russian government since childhood. From the last czar Nicholas II with Rasputin and Anastasia to Putin and Medvedev the dynamic of politics in Russian have always fascinated me.
Melanie Strapko ‘13
I decided to study Russian because I am a native speaker, however I want to improve my reading and writing skills.I also want to study the culture of Russia today and be able to go to Moscow for a semester abroad. My own Russian culture greatly inspired me as well.
Shawn Gessay '13
Я родилась в Айсборге в Вирджинии. Я живу в Карлайле в Пенсильвании. Я учусь на биологическом факультете.
Anelia Harnsberger '13
I took Spanish and Russian in high school and wanted to continue both in college. I enjoy learning the Russian language and culture because it is something very unique. I hope to be able to use both languages in the field of international affairs.
Elias Blumenthal '14
Здравствуйте! Меня зовут Илья. Мне 18 лет и я учусь на физическом факультете в Дикинсон колледже. Я родился в Карлайле, в Пенсильвании. Сейчас я тоже живу здесь. Я изучаю русский язык, потому что я люблю русскую литературу и думаю, что русский язык очень интересный.
Kirsten Brents '14
Здравствуйте! My name is Kirsten, and I love being a Russian major because I have always had a love for languages, and Russian is more challenging and rewarding than any other I have tried learning. I also have wanted to travel to Russia for as long as I can remember, and as I am currently studying abroad, I can definitely say it's a great feeling being able to communicate and meet new people over here that otherwise I wouldn't be able to talk to or get to know. I love the Dickinson Russian Department, and I'm so glad that I get to work and study with the faculty and students in this department.
Peter Sisson '14
Меня зовут Петр. Я родился в 1992 в Медии в Пенсильвании. Мне нравится русский язык.
Paul Bouvet '14
Я родился во Франции. Я жил во Франции до 14 лет. Сейчас я учусь в Дикинсон колледже на факультетеполитологии.
Alex Delp '15
I wanted to try a new language in college, having taken German in high school, and Russian piqued my interest. I am interested in learning more about Russian history and literature particularly, along with the language.
Caroline Elkin '15
Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated by Russian culture, history, and literature. I’ve wanted to learn Russian for a long time, although I’m interested by most languages. Besides, the Latin alphabet gets old.
Nick Formus '15
I chose to take Russian because of my parents, who are from Poland and speak it fluently, but learned Russian when they were growing up. I learned to speak Polish fluently too, along with some Russian sayings. Since I already have one Slavic language under my belt, I figured I can learn one more too.
Victoria Gluszko '16
I wanted to study Russian because I have always been interested in Russian culture and wanted to learn the language that goes along with it.
Jared Ginsburg '16
I decided to study Russian to learn a little bit about my roots and to learn a language that I could use in the future. I also am very interested in the culture and am really excited to branch into the history of Russia.
Jason Denaburg ‘16
Меня зовут Джейсон. Я живу в Вашингтоне. Я учусь на факультете American Studies. Я играю в бейсбол и мне нравится русский язык.
Elizabeth Lowman ‘16
Привет! Меня зовут Лиза. Мне восемнадцать лет. Я учусь на русском факультете. Я также говорю по-французски.
Mackenzie Stricklin ‘16
Здравствуйте! Меня зовут Макензи и я люблю русский язык! Мне нравятся собаки и нравится рисовать. Я обычно говорю по-русски но моя семья не понимает меня. I started studying Russian because I wanted to try a new language and now it’s my favorite class. Speaking in Russian is so much fun and it’s such an interesting language to learn! Somehow I found myself going to every Russian table and most of the films. Это отлично.
Barrett Ziegler ‘16
Мне нравится русский язык. На уроке мы говорим и пишем по-русски. Я также занимаюсь фехтованием. Недавно я написал стихи по-русски.