Tag Archives: Cultural Identity

5 Months Can Change Your Life. (Laura Riley)

I’m not entirely sure where to start as I attempt to reflect on the last 5 months that I spent abroad. The experience opened my eyes, built me, and changed me. It was easier than I expected, but at the … Continue reading

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Difficulties with my National Identity (Diane Cantillano)

I would say my national identity is kind of complex to begin with. My parents are both from Honduras, and I was born in San Diego, California. I think although my American nationality is important, my Honduran ethnicity is prominent … Continue reading

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Last Night in Australia (Thomas Grams)

Well it is my last night here in Australia. I can’t believe this time has come and still cannot believe it fully. What an incredible five months it has been. I have had the most amazing experience with traveling, meeting … Continue reading

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National Identity & Cultural Baggage (Jenny LeMere)

My national identity, well to start off with, have pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes… you would have to be silly to not know that I am a “gringa” and trust me, people here aren’t silly in that respect. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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