First-year Russian, Summer 2013
“I was truly amazed at the pace we learned in class; my class came in on day one not even knowing the alphabet and by the end, we were having smooth conversations with professors and writing stories. We bonded over our favorite words, and studied together every single night, which was also a perfect environment to rapidly become friends. I'm so glad I came here, and I'd highly recommend that anyone else would, even if they have no prior knowledge of the language.”
Update From Eileen - 6/26/2014
"I just wanted to tell you guys that I placed into the upper-intermediate level of Russian instruction at St. Petersburg Polytechnic for the summer, the only person in my class to have studied less than two years. (Go Beloit instruction!!!) I'm moving into a homestay on Saturday with a woman named Olga, which seems like fate. Thank you again for all of your help and support at Beloit; it's been so fun to put it to use in Russia finally!"