Olga Victorovna Smirnova (MA 2001-2002)
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University
"My life can be divided into before and after CEU. This was a truly transformative year for me as a student of Political Science. Coming from one of the far most regions of Russia, I have experienced new cultures, met new life-long friends, and changed my thinking about social sciences and future career. For some experiences, it took me years to truly appreciate the depth and breadth of knowledge that our amazing professors have provided us. The access to great facilities, comfortable dorms, and incredibly beautiful city of Budapest have all contributed to making this year very special."