New Routines
Dec11

New Routines

Whether it comes on all at once or in a steady progression, you soak in the culture of your host country. You don’t have to eagerly dive in head first to find yourself picking up the mannerisms and habits of everyone else around you- it’s inevitable and crucial to gaining the perspective that studying abroad promises. A few months into my trip I found that I was no longer adopting a handful of cherry-picked idiosyncrasies, but was...

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Living in a Foreign Culture

I thought I had a handle on some of what defined Russian culture before my time abroad in St. Petersburg, yet a few weeks into my trip I realized I knew far more and far less than I’d guessed. You can study the individual pieces that make up a culture at your home university- its language, history, religion or art. You might obtain a holistic understanding of, for example, the history of the Finnish people, and apply this knowledge to...

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