Tag: Diversity

Helping Out the Galway Community (Diane Cantillano)

My most memorable volunteering experience in Galway happened to me by chance. My roommate Lyndia said she had gotten an email about an opportunity to promote multi-culturalism in children and their families in Galway through our campus. I decided to tag along. When I got there,…

When in Dublin… (Matt Dunne)

When coming to Ireland one can only picture the rolling green fields and beautiful landscape, although the city of Dublin is both major to Europe and an international melting pot. So many different cultures and ethnicity are poured into one and not only have I had…

Relationships in Australia (Jaime Kamps-Duac)

Original post date: 02 November Today begins my last day of courses here at USC. My semester has flown by faster than I could have imagined. Currently I am a few hundred words away from completing my last assignment for my Introduction to Indigenous Studies Class.…

English Can Be Hard to Understand (Alex Yurk)

One would think coming to the UK, an English speaking country, it would be easy to communicate with the locals.  Well, was I quite wrong.  8 weeks into my study abroad experience, I still have trouble understanding the accent and dialects of the UK.  In most…

Cultural Profusion (KJ Scribner)

Studying abroad in London has, and continues to be, the best decision I have made thus far in my life. This fabulous opportunity has allowed me to grow as an individual and better understand the differences and similarities of individuals across the world. The city of…

British Food Is Bad? I Don’t Think So. (Alex Yurk)

Over the last month and a half or so since I have been in London, I have been really exposed to the strong food culture here in England.  I eat most of my food from grocery stores, the most popular one being Sainsbury’s.  As a student…

Senior Year in Australia Begins (Jaime Kamps-Duac)

Original Date: July 24, 2011 Classes began yesterday afternoon for me. My last summer as a student has officially ended and now I begin the end of my formal education! Exciting, yet somewhat strange to grasp. Introduction to Indigenous Australia was a bit tedious for the two hour…

Culture Shocked (Kim Caldwell)

My first shocking realization had more to do with geography and less to do with culture. The shock was an ignorance to the fact that, June, July, and August are winter months in Australia. Can you imagine packing shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops, with hopes of…