21 March 2012

American Home teachers (Christina Bartol, Trevor Davis, Darcy Higgins, Pippa Hoover, John McGraw, Carrie Ann Morgan, Andrea Reeny), two faculty members (N.V. Zhilenko and E.A. Pankratova), and 11 Murom students studying English participated in the project. The Russian students enjoyed the tour of the house because it was very interesting to see the inside of a typical American home built on Russian land. The discussion, taking the form of questions and answers about personal interests and hobbies, professional careers, and comparing American and Russian cultures, brought both sides closer. Russian tea ceremony held in American Home contributed much to establishing friendly relationship between Russians and Americans.

The invitation to visit Murom in April (2012) was gladly accepted. Welcome to Murom Institute!


While communicating with American teachers I realized that I have problems with my English. I’ve learned much about American traditions from Americans themselves. We were received warmly. I’ve exchanged contact information (in social nets) with Christina, Andrea) and also guys: Trevor, Alex and John.

Margarita Naboka

I enjoyed the visit to American Home. It inspired us to improve my language level. Communication with American teachers helped me to understand American way of life and American traditions better.

Ivan Vilkov

I liked to visit American home. The atmosphere in the house was comfortable. I liked the hosts of the house: sociable, cool guys. We had a good conversation at tea. I did not immediately understand what they said, it was difficult to understand spoken language.

Alexey Bytchevoy


American teachers are willingly answering Murom Students’ questions

The tour of American Home: in the library

Russian-American Alliance

Russian tea ceremony held in American Home

Saying good-bye to American Home