Listen, ask questions, talk to people
My goal of this trip is to expand my understanding of how communist rule impacted different cultures. Last summer I learned a lot about this in the "stans," and it gave me a very different perspective on how culture can be impacted. This summer I am visiting Albania and the Baltics to get a better understanding of how cultures and identities developed during this time. My class will be studying and discussing identity and how where you live can shape that.
Preparation During Travel