Category: Cultural Identity

National Identity (Luanne Spence)

You’ve checked off the endless lists. You have done all your pre-departure shopping. You have said “see ya later” to your closest friends. You have even managed to make it the airport without your mom having a nervous breakdown. The nice woman in the airport takes…

What’s American? (Jack Hayford)

I have been in Peru for more than two and a half months now, and  I have met a number of people who are from all over the United States. Something that I have noticed spending time with some of those people, and then people from…

Ecuador (Ted Schoenleber)

October 29th, 2011, and I have only two months left to this amazing experience in Ecuador. After a challenging week of exams including Harry Potter day to commemorate Halloween (yes we even had butterbeer on campus), it is finally vacation time. Students are taking off to…

I’ve Seen the Promised Land (Bojan Francuz)

Recently I stood on top of the Mt. Nebo gazing into Palestine. Here, according to the Bible, Moses once stood when he was first given a view of the Promised Land that God was giving to the Israelites. As I stood there, I couldn’t help but…

I Didn’t Know I Was a Multi-Millionaire! (Alyssa Wolan)

I am in a service learning course where we are learning about the immigrant experience in Spain since Spain has the second highest immigration rate after the Untied States.  For this course, I help teach English in a local school to 1st, 3rd, and 5th graders…