Study Abroad Blog


Posted on February 23rd, 2008 by Matt Brattin

Sometimes it hits me unexpectedly. I could be riding the metro in the morning on my way to school, maybe making my way through some obscure streets in Born after an evening out with a group of friends, or even just while going for a walk with Blanca – I’m living in Barcelona. Yeah, sounds […]


Posted on February 19th, 2008 by Shani

The time flies fast. Lectures have already begun in Moscow after the winter holidays. Everything I’ve already learned doesn’t bring a lot of joy. I’ve been told that my Father stays at the outside of the city house in summers. It means that my search is not finished and it will go on in summer.

A Cemetry.

Posted on February 17th, 2008 by Shani

On the seventh day we went to Grandfather’s grave with flowers. On our way to it, my Mother saw the grave of my Father’s Mother – my Grandmother. It turns out that she passed away the previous year.  There are things that you can play back and forward in your imagination innumerable times, but in […]


Posted on February 12th, 2008 by Shani

As soon as the train arrived to the Kazan railway station, we’ve been taken right to the funeral. According to the Jewish tradition, close relatives stay at home for some days, it’s called “shiva” – time to recall all the good things, to look at the old photos, to be together in the hard moments […]