• Rebekah

Hey-o, Dobro Slovo

Updated: Jan 23

While I was at the University of New Hampshire I was invited to join The National Slavic Honors Society or, Добро Слово (Dobro Slovo).

St. George Monastery, Veliky Novgorod, Russia

A Brief History of D.S.

The history of this honor society dates all the way back to 1926 when the University of California at Berkeley started the first chapter. The purpose of the society was then and still is to recognize academic excellence among students who are studying Slavic languages. Dobro Slovo is supported by the American Associaton of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.

Since 1963, when Dobro Slovo initiated its second chapter, the society has steadily grown to be an internationally recognized academic Honor Society with a distinguished membership.

To be invited, students must:

  • be at least third-year students,

  • maintain a 3.8 GPA or higher in their major (out of 4.0), and

  • maintain a 3.7 GPA or higher overall (out of 4.0).

Dobro Slovo at UNH

At the University of New Hampshire, the purpose of Dobro Slovo is to promote the university's Russian Language program both on campus and throughout the local area. Dobro Slovo members relentlessly volunteer their time and effort to give back to the community by means of volunteering, tutoring, mentoring, translating and researching for professors.

Visit their website and support them on Facebook at Dobro Slovo.

My Time as a Dobro Slovite

  • Elected secretary position

  • Raised funds for imprisoned band Pussy Riot

  • Organized clothing drive for RU orphanage

  • Tutored Russian language

  • Hosted Чай-Питие, an RU conversation hour

Shout-Out to Dobro Slovo

My time at university would not have been the same without the support from fellow Dobro Slovites as well as all the incredible opportunities the National Society offers. A translating job was offered to me by a Columbia University professor emeritus, purely because of my standing with Dobro Slovo.

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