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When Cultures Collide: No, Really. It’s Not About You.

When Cultures Collide: No, Really. It’s Not About You.

Before I was allowed to consider my upcoming trip for a special International Studies Certificate at my college, I had to attend the same study abroad orientation as any other student. I say “as any other student” because, as a friend pointed out, these things seemed to be geared more toward, say, nineteen year olds who lived with mom and not thirty year olds going to visit friends in a country they’ve already been to, but a lot of the…

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The Frequently Asked Question

The Frequently Asked Question

Without a doubt, the most common reaction I get when I tell people where I am going is always the same: “Why Romania?” I get it. It’s not exactly a popular vacation destination, and most people I know can’t even point to Romania on a map. The truth is, ever since I was a kid I was captivated by reading about the country’s history, by looking at pictures of castles, and as I got older by hearing the music that…

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