Returning From the Other Side of the World
Sep22

Returning From the Other Side of the World

  It’s always interesting returning to your own country after being abroad, but it’s especially interesting whenever you return after such a long time. Living in another country changes you subtly, day by day, in really small ways that you can’t see until you hit such a strong contrast as coming back to your own country. Things like the way you greet people on the street, the way you interact at the store, and the way you carry...

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Learning to Problem Solve
Jul27

Learning to Problem Solve

Studying abroad is one of the best learning experiences for a student out there. It can teach a person so many different things. Not just about the world at large, but about themselves as well. One of the biggest skills I have noticed that many students learn, is problem solving skills. Every study abroad student goes to their respective country not knowing what will be in store for them. Immediately they will find themselves...

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Learning How to Speak Again
May24

Learning How to Speak Again

“Ano….Sumimasen, ichi onegai shimasu”. I said confidently to the staff member behind the counter. I knew she would understand what I was saying. A little cavemanish, but definitely passable, or so I thought. Oh no, she was giving me that look, that look I had seen so many times before. The look of, “I don’t want to be rude, but you just spoke gibberish to me”. I must have messed up the pronunciation.  I had no backup plan. I mean why...

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