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Anna Ogorodova
Student of the Month

October 2003

Tied for top grade at an International Human Rights course in Dublin

Anna herself calls it "an incredible convergence of circumstances," when referring to the scholarship she won with Pericles. Residing in Tomsk, Anna says she was on her way to a conference in Ukraine when, having to spend a day in Moscow, she logged on to Pericles web site and stumbled on the Pericles/University of San Diego Scholarship exam that was scheduled for the very same day. She decided to take it and ...scored the highest out of 45 other contestants. That was how her journey into International Human Rights studies took an entirely new twist.

Anna spent a full summer at Trinity College in Dublin, the oldest and most prestigious in the whole of Ireland. The courses, in Comparative Criminal Procedures and Human Rights, she attended were taught by the best professors from the United States and Ireland and she studied in English alongside numerous talented American and European law students.

Anna was undaunted by the competition though, and, when the grades we published last month, she found that she had managed to complete her International Human Rights course in a tie for the highest grade in the class. This is why we chose her as student of the month for October. Congratulations Anna, for hard work that paid off!

Aside from her study activities, Anna had the chance to visit the country as a whole, enjoying its theaters, museums, cafes, cinemas, pubs, and night clubs.

Currently, Anna is an LLM student at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She his the youngest in her class. She is enrolled in the Human Rights program.

Upon graduation, Anna hopes she would be able to land a job with an international Human Rights organization, such as ICRC or Amnesty International. Further on, she plans to pursue her studies up to a PhD level.

Anna calls her experiences in Dublin and with Pericles "one of the most fulfilling in her life." We at Pericles are certainly very proud of her.