How did you find out about Eastern Europe and Russian Studies?
From the Vilnius University website. I was looking for an interesting master’s to do here and the program seemed like the right choice.
You have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sussex. Studying at IIRPS VU is quite a change from that field. How did you decide to study a politics-oriented master’s program?
I was interested to see how I could combine my knowledge of the arts with politics, and whether I could find a more tangible way of creating political change with art.
How are you dealing with online learning? Is it a challenge?
It can be quite difficult to concentrate at times, and the occasional technical problems are very annoying. However, I do enjoy how much time I save with online learning.
Have you started thinking about what your masters thesis will be? If so, can you tell us a little bit about it?
I am thinking about exploring cultural diplomacy in the Baltic states.
Finally, everyone is going through a rough time right now, do you have any words of encouragement to the community of IIRPS VU?
Keep a safe distance, but don’t forget to socialise with your friends online! Go for a walk, pick up a new skill, and keep your eye on the prize. We will get through this, one way or another!