Alumni Stories

Our alumni have traveled almost each and every side of the United States. Some of them have already become successful entrepreneurs, artists, and educators. Some of them are only at the start of shaping their and the world's future. Anyway, they have plenty to discuss and to share with you. You always can share your own alumni story by reaching us out on [email protected].

Country roads, take me home

Alexandra Grishina, YEAR program (2016-2017) Alumna, spent her sophomore year in the heart of Appalachia, at West Virginia[...]


YEAR Alumni Story: Maria Pel

Maria Pel is the YEAR Program Alumna. She spent almost a year in Utah at Snow College, she[...]


“I am so happy that I got this chance to study in the United States!”

Finally, meet Nino from Moscow. Nino is also YEAR Program alumna. For Nino, her year in the U.S.[...]


Alice: I have become a responsible person

Alice is an alumna of the Access program. She joined us a little later, but it did not[...]


“You should be thankful for a destiny which has given you so many great people on your way.”

Torgom is an alumna of the YEAR Program. He studied at American University in Washington D.C., and for[...]


Sophia Balashvili: Be open to every opportunity

Sophia is an alumna of YEAR Program. She came to the United States to have academic experience. She[...]


Elizaveta Chumakova: I know my strong and weak features now

Elizaveta is the YEAR Program alumna. She came to the U.S. for cultural exchange, the practice of English,[...]