One of my closest friends from my fraternity graduated last spring and took a job working for Schlumberger doing field stuff for oil or something like that. Whatever he is doing, he is doing it in Siberia.
Even though I knew he was leaving the continent and that it would be tough to communicate with him, I didn’t fully appreciate this until recently. One of my other friends who had graduated lives in San Fransisco. I thought the 3-hour time difference was tough, until I tried to talk to my buddy in Siberia.
Luckily, he also is maintaining a blog about his journeys and experiences in Siberia (here). Cornell really has enabled this global network of connections for me (shameless plug…)