Carly Zilge is graduating in 2020 with a Communication Studies major and a Russian minor. In 2018-19 she spent one semester at Novamova Language Institute in Kyiv, Ukriane, and one semester at the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics in Saint Petersburg, Russia. During her time abroad she was also lucky enough to travel and study the history and politics of Georgia, Armenia and Moldova, as well as explore all over western, central and eastern Europe. In her last semester at UM Carly won a Certificate of Commendation in Level 4 of ACTR's All-National Russian Essay Contest. Following graduation, she will head to Russia on a Fulbright Award!