Archive for Category: "switzerland"
In a previous post, I lamented the absence here in Switzerland of some of my favorite American food items. In that sheepishly whiny post I promised to provide a more positive food post in praise of European delicacies
There are many wonderful things about traveling and living abroad. I think this website displays sufficient evidence to that effect. Each article, whether dispatched from Kenya or from London or from Peru, bears witness to the unique privilege afforded to those who are able to enjoy the rewardingly challenging experience of living, traveling, working or [&hellip
I know, culinary complaints should be prohibited in this land of cheese and chocolate, so think of this not as a set of complaints, but a defense of American cuisine–McDonalds and Coca-Cola may have invaded every European town from Portugal to Norway, but I’d like to make the case that this is not real but pseudo-American cuisine.
Speaking from my limited knowledge of the student experience here in Fribourg and in Europe, I already feel confident in classifying the vibe of the university as much more laissez-faire than exists at schools in the States. I believe the system is set up in a way that encourages self-motivation in university learning
A year ago, when I started planning my first prolonged trip abroad, I had a few goals in mind: 1. To learn a new language, 2. To immerse myself fully in a different culture, 3. To keep my expenses for the year equivalent to or below my cost of living and education in the