UArctic’s north2north program is a student exchange program which allows students to experience living and studying in different UArctic member institutions around the world.
Since he arrived in
Learning the Russian language was the main reason Wood decided to go back to
Although his Russian skills are getting better every day, Wood admits dealing with the language barrier wasn’t always easy. “At times, it was quite stressful, especially during the first week.” However, Wood’s situation improved greatly when he was placed to live in a Russian family, and was able to communicate in English with one of the sons, while practicing his Russian on a day-to-day basis. “It provides me with an environment where I have to speak Russian and my family always helps me with my progress,” he says.
Spending time with his host family has been a highlight of Wood’s stay in