English Learner Portal's Book Studies are a way to explore culture and instruction through self-paced professional reading. Book studies are self-paced, so enroll at any time and finish within six months for credit. 15 hours/1 graduate credit
"From Borsch to Burgers - A Cross Cultural Memoir" details the life experiences of Ruslana Westerlund. This memoir tracks her journey from a little girl in the potato fields of the Soviet Union to foreign new world of America. Ruslana elegantly and humorously captures her gleeful yet puzzling journey through new foods, customs, language, and love. Her message of cross-cultural discovery presents enlightening insights into understanding the nuances found in spanning two worlds. Her tale attempts to answer the questions asked by all people who have left their homeland to seek out a new life, “Who am I now?” and “Where do I fit in?”
Please join us in this cross-cultural exploration of immigration and establishing one's identity.
What you'll get:
- a copy of the book mailed to you (please include your address in the checkout);
- access to a community of professionals to discuss and reflect based on questions created by the author;
- insight into "windows and mirrors" of cultural identity;
- a certificate for completing 15 hours of professional learning.
You may also choose to earn 1 graduate credit with an additional payment of $75 to Brandman University.