So maybe there are other ways of getting to Russia for a while. Maybe AAS isn't the only option. I trusted that it was the only option since the State Department refers families to it. But honestly, maybe other schools are worth a second look. I just might take that second look. Or third.
I am still in denial that I won't get a raise next year. Even though my coworker is the VP of the union in our county and has all but promised me we won't, and let me know to get ready for even more students... So why work this hard, get paid this little, and not even get to find one decent bowl of borsht.