Where are all the Thai people?: Why Interning Abroad was A++
May16

Where are all the Thai people?: Why Interning Abroad was A++

Interacting with locals, both in language learning and in getting a feel for the culture of your host country, is rather important. It’s also often a challenge. This is also where there’s a huge difference in your immediate chances of success based on program-type and courses offered. The first rule of study abroad is not to expect one experience to be like your next, but moving from an exchange to a more structured program left me...

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Pre-Departure Blog: The Hair Conundrum
May16

Pre-Departure Blog: The Hair Conundrum

As I prepare to study abroad, I have constantly been at odds with one question – what should I do with my hair? Should I tame my wild afro with the straightener? Should I go with a nice weave or sew-in? Maybe box braids or micros would be better suited for swimming in the ocean and hiking through forests. Or maybe, I should just own my wild Afro – which would at least keep the heat of the Central American sun off my shoulders. After...

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