SEELC Partners with US Army Civil Affairs

February 11, 2019
SEELC Collaboration with the US Army Civil Affairs

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures partnered with the a US Army Civil Affairs unit for a language and culture workshop. The goal was to conduct conversational, interpreter-style communication where graduate students from SEELC and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies acted as interpreters and/or as native Russian speakers.

US Army Civil Affairs units frequently communicate with local populaces in various regions of the world, primarily through interpreters. This workshop helped prepare the men and women of this unit to work with Russian interpreters and gave OSU graduate students an insight into what it would be like working as an interpreter for the US military.