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"Siberian Voices" Voyage Making Headlines in History

The CREEES-organized summer program is featured on the History Department's website

Posted: September 9, 2013
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The 2012 "Siberian Voices" group in front of the train station in Irkutsk.

The History Department has featured CREEES' summer 2013 voyage to Siberia on their website.

The "Siberian Voices" summer seminar was a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, in which a team of UT students, faculty and Texas K-12 teachers spent a month traveling through Southern Siberia – to Tuva, Lake Baikal and along the Trans-Siberian Railway. The focus of the travel-seminar was to learn about Siberian cultures, history and religions, with the goal of curriculum development for current and future U.S. educators.

Three participants in the program share their experiences in the featured article: Professor Mary Neuburger; Daniel Rusnak, a History major at UT who was researching the Trans-Siberian Railway; and Tricia Pearson, a high school AP History teacher from McKinney, Texas. The story can be found at:



"Siberian Voices" was a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad funded by the Department of Education. For more information on the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, please visit

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