Saturday, March 3, 2012

School No.1 Performances

Meeting with the students has been the most eye-opening and fun part of the RUSLAN trip for me.  I loved answering their questions and hearing their ideas about America.  Even with the internet, I was surprised to find that many of the students knew American movies or bands.  As soon as we were introduced to our first classroom visit, with the 10th graders in School No.1, we were treated to some performances.  The first was a cover of a Metallica song.  Right away there were signs of globalization, from this song to questions about the Vampire Diaries to the girl's swooning over my picture of 30 Seconds to Mars.  It made connecting easier, as we lost our nervousness after finding common ground.  I truly enjoyed seeing these talented students perform for us and I pieced together parts of their performances in this video for everyone to enjoy!  From Metallica to the tango, these students showed us many of their talents and passions, and these moments have become the highlights of my trip.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, I couldn't view your video, which I'm sure is great! I got a message stating that the video was "private." Maybe you forget to put the setting to "public?"