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Jay Dee Archer19 days ago
Reverse Culture Shock
It's been three years since I left Japan to return to my home country of Canada. I lived in Japan for eleven years, more than a quarter of my life. That's a long time to live outside your home country. I got married in Japan, had a child in Japan, and had a job I loved in Japan. But why did I move back to Canada? There are several reasons, which I'll briefly touch, but it was a very difficult decision. It's a decision I still live with, and I've changed a lot as a person. When you move to anothe...
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Billy Trotter23 days ago
Everything You Need to Know About a Japanese Picnic Party
When was the last time that you gathered all your loved ones for a picnic party? Be it a weekend getaway or a local get-together, picnics are the best approach to spend quality time with your friends ...
M C23 days ago
Historical Notes on Italy
Rome was an empire, a republic, and a democracy. What do people mean when they say you care too much about the past? That criticism laid in the back of my mind. I should think about the present, but t...
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Sandy a month ago
Lost in Germany
I moved to Germany about four years ago, not because I wanted to, but because my parents wanted to relocate. It was actually supposed to be a holiday trip for three weeks, which apparently ended up be...
Rebekah Sanyu2 months ago
How We Cause Damage by 'Helping'
I am writing to you from the shelter of a veranda in a rural Ugandan village, where the current rainstorms and bellowing thunder are drowning out my thoughts. This is my fourth month living in Uganda,...
Denise Alvarado3 months ago
Five Places to Visit to Experience New Orleans Voodoo
Many people who visit New Orleans are interested in learning about its rich, vibrant cultural history. And, among those people are those interested in learning about a specific part of their history, ...
Morgan Sankofa3 months ago
Animism
Animism may be the basis of all religion. This is a world view, and not necessarily a religion. As I have read on Britannica, animism was described by 1800s European conquerors as a "primitive superst...
WatchMojo 3 months ago
Top 10 Biggest Things That Culture Shock Americans
American tourists are often taken off-guard by these. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 things that culture shock Americans. For this list, we’ll be ex...
Kai Sparks3 months ago
Big Trouble in a Little Town
(Disclaimer: I'm going to avoid naming my town in this piece, as I don't know how many creepy people there are on the internet). I grew up in the world's smallest town. Well, not really the world's, w...
E DM4 months ago
Fact Checking (Ch. 1)
January 2, 2019, 8:15 PM—I'm scrolling through my Twitter timeline when I see the following tweet:
Di Rocha4 months ago
Adolescence Around the World
How different is it to be an adolescent or an emerging adult in a different part of the world? Even though the physical changes of puberty are similar among everyone, cultures differ in how they respo...
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Dominic Langer4 months ago
Spring in Buenos Aires: Cultural Diversity at Its Finest
The capital of Argentina is bursting with cultural, political, and economic activity. As well as regular weekly protests, there is a constant and wide-ranging agenda of cultural events and activity. F...
An Tran5 months ago
Mundane Adventures
I explored so much of the city today, but I still feel like I barely made a dent in all that I know about it. Today, I exercised my "yes man" attitude and went on a spontaneous adventure exploring the...
An Tran5 months ago
Transportation on Point
I have raved about the transportation system in Japan many times before, but I feel that it is necessary to dedicate an entire post on just how exquisite it really is. As I mentioned before, the buses...
An Tran5 months ago
Learning Japanese
The Japanese language consists of syllabic scripts, hiragana and katakana, and kanji, Japanese-adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system. It is said that if y...
Steven Altman6 months ago
Jante Law
Wandering through a Scandinavian city, some pieces will immediately stand out for you. The old brick buildings in greys, whites, dull yellows, and if in Sweden, reds. The clothing of the people as the...
Mar 🌸6 months ago
A Girl in Costa Rica
I’m writing this while the feelings are still fresh. The sole purpose of this trip was decided in a very unexpected manner, and everything about it turned out the same way. Nothing about it was subtle...
Matthew Hutchison6 months ago
Why Studying Abroad Makes You More Employable
The idea of doing a study abroad is certainly an appealing one, jetting off to a faraway country to spend a year soaking up the sun on idyllic beaches, exploring new cities and of course enjoying the ...