English Language Fellow Christopher Hastings and Fulbright Teaching Assistant Quinn Scribner traveled to Kaliningrad to meet with ACCESS students and local primary school students.  Dr. Hastings gave a songwriting workshop on blues music, and by the end of the workshop, both students and teachers were writing their own verses to songs, singing and reciting poetry. Scribner was particularly pleased when the young learners sang his favorite Russian songs by Iowa and Yolka.

The Access students and their guests also visited the Kaliningrad Zoo to study animals and discuss their characteristics. Hastings taught them a few games while Quinn shared facts about domestic and wild animals from his state, Arizona. During this visit, Hastings and Scribner helped to promote American values and understanding between people from the United States and Russia.

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