It’s been a long time.
I think I’ll be applying to some US universities for the next academic year. As my advisor says, there is simply no [academic] benefit to studying in Russia, especially when your native language is English and you have such a wealth of opportunities in the States.
I know that I could stay here for four years; I’m off to a decent start. My grades are fine, but I don’t know how long I can continue to subject myself to this.
Maybe next semester will be better, maybe. Maybe the teachers won’t ramble on for three hours straight until they eventually forget what they are talking about and let us go. Maybe I won’t feel guilty walking into class where I haven’t read the required 100 page reading that I wouldn’t understand, had I read it anyway. Maybe I will actually learn something and maybe I will actually care.
Maybe, but it’s doubtful.
In any case I’d like to have an educational institute in the US to run to if things get bad enough. And yes, for the record, I am an official student of Bard College but I am sick of their crap.
Don’t tell me you saw this coming.
I think I’ll go to Bard, because I have a full 4-year scholarship there.
by Aimee Friedland