Access Teacher from Soroca, Nadejda Crusnevschi, Shares Her Impressions about SUSI Program

August, 23 2016

Nadejda Crusnevschi, the Access teacher from Soroca had the one-of-a-kind opportunity to participate in the 2016 SUSI (Study of the U.S. Institutes) Program (June-July, 2016), a 4-week intensive program for English teachers from all over the world that is designed to help language instructors develop professionally and get the chance to discover the U.S. culture and learn about the history of the country. Here are Nadejda’s impressions about the program:

My time at the University of Montana went by in the flash of an eye. From the first days of orientation to my final farewells with friends and faculty, my experience at the University of Montana was nothing short of spectacular. Not only was it very multidisciplinary, it also offered me a unique opportunity to broaden my horizons and to interact with people from all over the world. With professors and program team that are easy to talk to, having the students' best interest at heart, as they strived to provide scholars with an expansive, engaging and culturally immersed academic experience and promoted a better understanding of people, institutions, culture and values of the United States.

The opportunity to live in the most picturesque and cosmopolitan cities of the world like Missoula, Charleston and Washington DC, exploring the most famous parks as Yellowstone National Park, and the well known museums that gave us a better understanding of the history and culture of the USA is certainly a motivation to study and enjoy the SUSI program.

I have gained so much from my study program experience. The skills I acquired will largely contribute to a better teaching and sharing the knowledge about USA. But the highlight definitely has to be all the incredible people I have met. I have loved meeting people from all over the world and listening to their experiences and sharing my own. It has allowed me to think about the world from so many new perspectives - something I would not have been able to experience if I hadn’t been on the study program. The people I have met have turned into great friends and have helped to shape some of my favorite exchange memories so far.

“Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than moving planes, ships or trains.” ― Alain de Button, The Art of Travel.

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