Russian High School Student Stands Out From Afar in Syracuse University Online Class

Kseniia Borovkova is a junior in high school in Saratov, Russia. Saratov is a large town surrounded by forests and the Volga River, the longest river in Europe.

At 5 a.m. this past school year, while her parents and brother were still asleep, Borovkova signed on to her computer to participate in the live synchronous session of her Syracuse University strategic leadership class that started at at 8 p.m. ET. Like most high school students, Borovkova relies on computer technology to complete her studies, conduct research and connect with others through social media.

Through online research, Borovkova explored American universities that would provide her with unique programs of study. Syracuse University had just what she was looking for: an accelerated online course she could take during the school year that will help her in her future business and academic pursuits.

Borovkova applied for and was accepted into the Accelerated Semester Online program through University College’s Office of Pre-college Programs. Read more here.