My name is Lauren! I am here to talk about my time in Murom, Russia as an ETA! West goes East 2016-2017!
“The essence of intercultural education is the acquisition of empathy–the ability to see the world as others see it, and to allow for the possibility that others may see something we have failed to see, or may see it more accurately. The simple purpose of the exchange program…is to erode the culturally rooted mistrust that sets nations against one another. The exchange program is not a panacea but an avenue of hope….” -J. William Fulbright
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