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John Goheen felt it was worth taking advantage of a SEE-supported opportunity for the benefit of both US and Russian media students: "Young people are the future of any country and it is a valued commodity to share knowledge and cultural exchanges. The more the world becomes a global neighborhood, the closer we all become and reap the benefits of having an understanding of one another." Read more of his reflections on his journey to Russia.
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The team of young broadcast journalists from youth television studio Iceberg TV had a long journey behind them. For months, they had desperately wanted to take part in one of the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange’s student media projects, and had submitted strong entries to past Youth TV Bridge competitions. In early summer 2017, they traveled from Yekaterinburg, Russia to Boston, Massachusetts to begin the first season of SEE’s new Disabilities Partnership TV program.
Fellowships
Veronika Ivanova works as a translator at The Walt Disney Company in Russia, and has been helping her colleagues find a common language. She also ensures that people who speak the same language - but have different abilities - are able to clearly and easily understand each other. Her work as a SEE Independent Professional has helped her implement a project in Russia that makes mainstream movie theaters accessible to people with disabilities.
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Meet the Iceberg TV team from Yekaterinburg, Russia - the Russia-side half of the Disabilities Partnership TV anchor team.
Fellowships
As a SEE Independent Professional, Marina Kozliaeva plans to implement a community-gardening initiative for children with disabilities in Nizhny Novgorod. Ms. Kozliaeva will be traveling to the United States in late July, to engage with organizations and initiatives that advance the inclusion of people with disabilities in community projects – particularly community gardening projects
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As a Project Manager at Russian non-governmental disability organization Perspektiva, Ekaterina has been focusing on assistive technologies in inclusive education for several years. She came to the United States as a SEE Independent Professional to see US practices of inclusive education firsthand, and to exchange expertise and ideas with her American colleagues.
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Pavel looks back on his participation in the SEE-supported exchange as a challenging adventure that prepared him for the rigorous demands of a life in academia and environmental research. Pavel focused on comparing approaches to land use and managing nature reserve systems in the US and Russia, and in the process came to understand more about ecology, stewardship, and personal "adaptability and resilience."
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One camera, one tripod, a microphone, a laptop, and one small room in a high school … Yekaterinburg’s youth television studio Iceberg TV seems to have a simple recipe for success, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Through their combined efforts, the students of Iceberg TV are to become the first Russia-side anchors of Disabilities Partnership TV (DPTV), a new online-based student media project developed by the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE).