Thursday, July 17, 2008

An august departure...

That's right, I'm studying for the GRE, and it's already paying off in puns.

So I had my Fulbright orientation in DC, and I'm slightly less at ease about what I have to do between now and August 17th, when I leave for my in-country orientation in Kiev. I'm to book a flight from Moscow to Tomsk and plan to pack less than Russia's domestic luggage maximum (22kg) for a year in Siberia. All the same, I'm realizing more and more how much fun it's going to be to teach English at a Russian university. And even though Tomsk is a two-and-a-half-day train ride away from Moscow, everyone continues to to assure me that Tomsk is one of the best places in Russia to live, work, and study.

My visa invitation is on its expedited way to Ohio, so they might even let me into the country. In the mean time, I'll be in sunny Gambier, OH, so stop on by.