Monday, January 4, 2010

International student writes about her experience at SPbCU

Please read a report titled "Of cathedrals, canals, and constructivism" authored by Johannah Bird, a Briercrest College and Seminary student. See -

In her report Johannah writes - "Living in a land with a different Christian heritage has presented a unique opportunity to learn more about the Russian church and the issues it faces.
We live in dorm with the Russian students at the university, and most of us have Russian roommates. We're expected to immerse ourselves in student life, so we attend chapels, eat in the cafeteria, clean the dorm, and participate in events and activities (even when they demand a Canadian rendition of Russian traditional dance). I am continually amazed by the hospitality we receive from staff, faculty, and students alike. Our friends have shown us generosity from the first days of our arrival. This generosity extends to graciousness as we all learn to understand one another and find ways to communicate. Having said this, we have all had to make some adjustments to life in a new city and country. Communication has been a big learning curve, but we have been reveling in the opportunities to learn new words and help other students learn English."

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