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  1. Hello everyone, I am currently an undergraduate student studying History at SUNY Oneonta. My current GPA at SUNY O is 3.93, and I am working for the department chair as a research assistantship (funded work). I have worked as a research assistant for another professor, and I will be working as a teaching assistant next semester. I am also learning Russian and French, and I will be studying abroad in Saint Petersburg. Unfortunately, my academic history is hardly great outside of SUNY Oneonta. I started college when I was 16 at SUNY Delhi. I did 100 level classes with a mix of A's and B's. I started the nursing program there, and the results were poor. I obtained largely C's (some A's and B's but they were online classes). It was an associate degree, and unfortunately in the last semester I obtained two D's, which did not allow me to graduate. I guess I couldn't get my mind to enjoy the nursing like I have the history. With that said I looking for answers and advice. How do schools (PhD in history programs) view my nursing school failures? Even though the GPA is good, does SUNY O, hardly a reknown school, not make it look like a great turn around? What schools would be within my reach? Any response is greatly appreciated!
  2. I was rejected to all my top choice...so I'm trying to not be this depressing blob and I'm trying to pick up the pieces of a shattered soul lol (Im a perfectionist, so rejection on my first try feels like the ultimate failure of life...I have issues I but I digress). Some of you are SO well qualified and so knowledgable about these different programs I thought who better to go to? I'm looking for a qualitative political science/international relations focused PHD program. I have a BA in Political Science and soon to have an MA in European Union Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Almost all of my classes as a graduate student have been in the political science department. I want to keep researching Ukraine/Russia and security studies. I'm really interested in balancing techniques, security relations and geopolitics (spheres of influence). Any recommendations on where to look to apply? I have a very low math GRE score and VERY high reading and writing score. Thanks!
  3. Heyya! I've been recently accepted at MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relation) into an international program. I thought it would be nice to find other people to get to know each other before we come together in September :). Is there anyone? Either accepted or already well into their Masters' programs, Russian or English or dual or whatever? I'd LOVE to hear from you
  4. Hi, I'm currently an undergraduate looking into master's and PhD programs in Russian studies. I noticed that a few of them require or prefer proficiency in German or French in addition to Russian. I was wondering if anyone could give me a little bit more insight into why these languages are required in the first place, and then which language they would recommend? I'm curious as to whether or not there are benefits in learning one over the other, or if it's largely just based on personal preference. I'd like to have as much information possible before I dedicate myself to pursuing proficiency in another language. Thanks!
  5. Hey guys! I'm new to the forums here. I recently received a Fulbright grant to go teach in Russia. While I'm going to have to wait a while for my grant statement I'm trying to find more info about funding. Can anyone give a ballpark estimate regarding the ETA stipend in Russia? I heard it's based off of the cost of living, however, that varies greatly from region to region. Thanks!
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