Archive for Category: "africa"
It came from an embassy consultant when I arrived in Ethiopia at the start of a two year tour. But this can certainly apply anywhere. So pay attention. It might bruise your ego a tad, but everyone needs a little humbling advice every once in a while
If you would have asked me where I would have liked to study abroad five years ago, I would have given you all the typical answers. Could I see myself sipping a café au lait in Paris, strolling the streets of London, or soaking up the sun at some beach in Spain? Absolutely. My decision
Coming from a democratic country such as the Unites States, it was a complete cultural shock when I touched down in Tunis, Tunisia. Since the country claims itself as a Muslim country in the North of Africa (and also went through the “Arab Spring” Revolutions); many precautions were necessary for a young woman to take
Ruth Andrew Ellenson is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, People, Huffington Post, The Forward and many other publications. She received the National Jewish Book Award for editing the best-selling anthology “The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt.”