9 Morgan Dowd (on the right) presenting the USA.jpgJune-July 2008
I want to thank you for everything that you did for me over the summer. The summer language camp was an amazing experience and I sincerely hope that I will be able to come back for another session at some point.

10 Christine Benson and Levi Roberts.jpgJuly-August 2008
Thank you so much for your hospitality during my time in Siberia! I hope that you enjoyed having me as much as I enjoyed being here. I definitely hope to return next summer and continue improving my Russian.

10 Christine Benson and Levi Roberts.jpgAugust 2008
I had a wonderful time at the camp. I made friends that I hope will last for a lifetime. Hopefully, I will be able to return to the camp in the future.

14 John Swedberg.jpgJune-July 2000
It was one of the highlights of my life, and it has had such nice, prolonged effect on my life. May you continue to provide your exceptional brand of teaching to many more students in the future!

15 Steven Pavloski.JPGJune-July 2004
That final departure day at the camp was very difficult for me; if I could have, by some miracle, I would have stayed without a doubt. I think of all the good times I had there, but I still miss you
and all the other friends that I have made there. It's almost as if a piece of me is gone now.

Natasha, I want to thank you again for everything you and your family has done for me. I still remember when Vladimir picked us up from the airport, and when your mother, Galina, accommodated us at your home. They are such incredible people. As I write this my eyes fill with tears. Your family was so so so hospitable. Also, everyone at the camp was so nice to me. Some of the friends that I have made at the camp are truly some of my best friends now.
Leaving all the wonderful friends that I have made at the camp was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. I still cry about that day now. But I try to remember that maybe one day I will be able to come back, hopefully soon. Before embarking on this camp program, I never imagined it'd have such an emotional impact on me. This camp program has been one of the best things I have ever done. I truly miss you and all my other friends from the camp.

16 Caroline Wojcik.JPGJune-July 2004
I often look at my pictures and think about the great experiences I had at the camp. I want to thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to meet so many interesting Russian individuals and intelligent Russian students who are eager to learn, not to mention seeing the beautiful Siberian environment!

17 Harry Banks and a group of American students.jpgAugust 2001
We'd all like to thank you very very much for making our stay so comfortable. We would all like you to know that we appreciate your hospitality while we were in a foreign country. We all met lots of wonderful people and learned lots of Russian.
It was a wonderful, unforgettable experience for all of us.

18 Edythe Necochea and Judith Elliott with Cosmopolitan Director Natalia Bodrova.jpgJune 2000
I appreciate the time spent at your program. Thank you for the great fun we had !

18 Edythe Necochea and Judith Elliott with Cosmopolitan Director Natalia Bodrova.jpgJune 2000
Wonderful people in Siberia! Very educational program.

August 2002
Greetings! Before coming to Siberia I was embarrassed about how little I knew about the country and people who Americans were so preoccupied with for so many years. What a delight to learn that Russians are warm and big-hearted, passionate and expressive! As an English as a Foreign Language teacher, I was equally delighted with the students of various ages who, in general, listened attentively and were keen to try whatever we teachers asked. The excursions we took to the city were nice as well.