Meet Darcie, our newest Intern!
Всем привет! I’m Darcie, the newest intern at Liden and Denz, Riga. I’ve been studying the Russian language for just over two years now at Durham University, England, where I also study French language and culture.
What led me to study the Russian language?
I chose Russian because it offered an entirely new cultural and linguistic perspective to the Romance languages I had been introduced to at Secondary school, such as French and Spanish. A language far removed from anything I had studied before, what first attracted me to Russian was Fyodor Dostoevsky’s ‘The Brothers Karamazov’, which I was introduced to whilst still at Secondary School. After two years, I’ve decided to buy the book itself again, but this time in Russian and it sits on my desk as motivation to continue with my studies!
Why Liden and Denz, Riga?
As a result of the Soviet Union and its influence, the Russian language can be found spoken throughout both Europe and Central Asia. I have just come back from studying in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, for the month of September and was drawn to the history and architecture of Riga, as well as the incredible coffee culture. Keen to improve my understanding of the never-ending Russian grammar and to develop conversationally, I chose Liden and Denz thanks to its outstanding program.
What I am looking forward to whilst interning at Liden and Denz.
As a new intern, I am looking forward to combining my linguistic interests with the history and culture of Riga, particularly its unique visual art and architecture. I’ve already visited a number of museums, such as the KGB Museum, and can’t wait to explore the rest of the city!