Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Welcome to our Russian Visitor

The International Education program has been working to establish relationships with educators in Russia. It's not only a timely effort, given the challenges in Russian international relations, but also an important effort, as Russian and American educational systems are different and there is much that can be learned. We have a Russian visitor coming to Vol State this week.

Olga Mukhina is a Specialist of the Office for International Students and Protocol of the International Relations Department of the Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy of the Kaliningrad State Technical University. Mukhina has been working at the Baltic Fishing fleet State Academy since September 2010. The department is in charge of promoting international relations. The key objectives of the division include promoting and encouraging international scientific and educational cooperation, academic and student mobility, and the academy’s participation in international projects and initiatives. She also provides assistance in planning travel abroad, acts as liaison with overseas contacts, and collects data to prepare reports related to international activities of the Academy.

John Espey started this relationship during his visit to Russia last year. Mukhina will be visiting with classes and programs during her stay at Vol State. You can meet her during a Fulbright Luncheon on Thursday, March 5 on the Gallatin campus in the Nichols Dining Room. There will be an opportunity to visit with Olga beginning at 12:30 P.M. with lunch at 1:15 P.M. RSVP to Jimmy Hargrove by email or phone.

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