A Semester Abroad: Arrogance, Apathy, and Ignorance, Part 3

The arrogance that accompanied my 21st year of life led me to ignore most safety considerations for the entire six months of my study abroad program in Moscow, Russia. In fact, despite enduring and surviving a rather scary piano-bar attack, towards the end of my stay in Moscow I was more confident than ever in my “guaranteed” security; and more prone to apathetically going about my final days in the city I had grown so fond of.

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In my previous article of the series, “ Arrogance, Apathy, and Ignorance: What a Student Traveling Abroad Ought to Know“, I told  the detailed story of the attack I encountered at a piano-bar on one of my first nights out on the town in Moscow. After having time to process the occurrence, and truly evaluate the role I played in increasing the potential for security threats to become a reality, I determined … Read more »

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