John Nunes '13 wins State Dept. scholarship to study Russian

The U.S. Department of State recently awarded John Nunes ’13 a Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian for seven to ten weeks this summer of 2013. He will be studying in Russia. 

Nunes, a Russian studies major, is one of 610 undergraduate and graduate students nationwide who received Critical Language Scholarships. The summer program will provide fully funded, group-based intensive language instruction along with cultural enrichment opportunities. 

Irina Dubinina, director of Russian studies, introduced Nunes to the Critical Language Scholarship program. 

“I’m looking to improve my language skills through the program’s intensive curriculum and exposure to authentic colloquial Russian,” said Nunes. “This will be my first time in the country, so I’m also looking forward to encountering the culture and experiences Russia has to offer.” 

Improving his language ability will also help Nunes with his research in contemporary Slavic paganism, he said.

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