Archive for Category: "study abroad"
A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend in Paris. There I met up with a friend of friend, Clement, and we talked about the difference in language formality between French and English. When is the informal “you” form used? When is the formal “you” form used?
Traveling and living in Turkey for four months requires you to eventually understand and accept Turkish culture for what it is: wonderful, fun and sometimes frustrating. Turks are known for their hospitality to their friends, family and strangers
The first time I saw them, they looked like sirens and Spartans. They were playing on the green grass of the quad surrounded by democratic pillars and Greek letters on sandy white buildings. It wasn’t until I had better orientated myself that I understood I hadn’t quite stepped back to ancient Greece. But I wasn’t – I’m not – very far off
My first month abroad in Bordeaux, France was met with much of my own hesitation when it came to going out of the house. Actually, I do love being out and about—cafes, window shopping, exploring, but speaking another language can be terrifying and embarrassing
It’s never easy to just pick up and leave for a rather obscure corner of America, shedding everything familiar and safe to set up a new camp, on fresh ground. But it was one of the finer decisions I’ve made in my life thus far. And so here I find myself, in Alabama, the deep