CPCC’s Nadine Russell shares her Fulbright experience in Russia

last modified Apr 23, 2018 07:22 AM

Congratulations to Nadine Russell, director of Global Learning, who was recently selected for a Fulbright U.S. International Education Administrator’s award and traveled with six other recipients to Russia from March 30 to April 15.

During her travels, Nadine joined a group seminar that focused on the role of community colleges in higher education and exchanged knowledge and best practices with Russian educational administrators to help lay the groundwork for future institutional relationships and collaboration.

“I was honored to represent CPCC and the U.S. on this Fulbright visit to Russia. In light of the political climate, this is a reminder that personal contact and connections are important to understand and appreciate differences,” said Russell. “During my stay, I not only shared information about U.S. community colleges and learned about Russian colleges and vocational training programs, but I also visited four cities and 10 different schools. It was a fulfilling experience.”

Nadine looks forward to applying the knowledge she gleaned from her visit to her everyday responsibilities. She now has a clearer understanding of the Russian education system, the country’s culture and people, and the opportunities that are available for collaboration between students and faculty at CPCC and their peers in Russia.

Adds Nadine, “When I reflect on my time in Russia, one phrase comes to mind: It is better to see once than to hear a thousand times.”

The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. To learn more about the program, visit cies.org.