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August 11, 2015 / Irene2468

Catching up with Students

Riley Price is a recent graduate of a homeschool program, and will most likely have begun his first year of study at UC Berkeley by the time you read this paragraph. Despite or perhaps because of being homeschooled, he has benefited tremendously from a long string of very good teachers. Riley has long been an avid student of (among other things) Russian language and culture, which he has found to be a boundlessly rich source for new, profound, and different ways of viewing our world.

Riley spent a year in Kazan, Russia through the The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. Earlier, he spent 6 weeks there during the summer through the same program. Click here to read Riley’s essay Во сне и наяву: эпизоды снов в «Ивановом Детстве»

Nina Wilson and Isaac Smith also travelled to Russia.

Isaac won an essay contest and visited three Russian cities. Isaac’s local paper interviewed him and wrote about his experience here.

Nina was sponsored by The National Security Language Initiaive for Youth (NSLI-Y) program a couple of years ago. She reminisced about her travels for the NSLI website. You can read her thoughts here.

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