Anton Antonov joined the CIEE team in September 2015. A Moscow native, he received his master’s degree in applied linguistics from Texas Tech University (TTU). Throughout his career in education, Anton taught Russian and English as foreign languages at TTU and the Russian State University of Tourism and Service (RSUTS). As the International Programs Coordinator, he organized exchange programs between RSUTS and other institutes of higher education in the U.S. Despite speaking English like a Texan, Anton is a true Russian – loving banya, skiing, driving in the snow, and playing Russian billiards.