My name is Sasha Lanine and I’m pursuing a major in Mathematics with a minor in Philosophy at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. My particular interests are in mathematical logic and how some of its core ideas have been imported to other, and sometimes surprising, fields – such as linguistics.
Growing up, I had the unique experience of traveling to Russia biannually to visit family. The exposure to another culture that differed in so many ways from the one I was used to was stimulating and formative. Through this experience, and others I had while traveling independently in Asia and South America, I have come to value the positive impact that exposure to another cultural perspective can have.
I deeply appreciate the cultural and academic exchange opportunity that the Corbett Exchange is providing. It is my hope that through the exchange I will come to better appreciate the differences – and, of course, the similarities- between Canadian and US culture as I did growing up visiting Russia.
The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington.