Crashing Chisinau: My Summer in Moldova
AJ is from Elk River, MN and participated in the Russian Summer Program 2019 in Moldova. AJ has always enjoyed learning about languages and linguistics. The first non-native language he learned was American Sign Language. He acquired this skill at the young age of five or six. As he got older, his interests shifted more to verbal languages. He studied French at an immersion school, picked up Hebrew at Shabbat services, and developed a taste for Soviet classics and Italian rap, among other examples. AJ went on to explore the mechanics behind languages by attending Ohio State University’s Summer Linguistics […]