Tag Archives: Living Abroad
Posted on17. May, 2012 by MariaAbroad.
Since there are a lot of awesome Study Abroad Folks on Twitter, sharing great information on Study Abroad, Study Abroad Programs and International Education and more, I decided to share my personal Top 50 Study Abroad Tweeps here with you. If you are not on this list and tweet about Study Abroad, please feel free [...]
Posted on08. Nov, 2010 by Francois K..
According to our favorite but not officially-recognized-as-a-reliable-source Wikipedia, culture shock refers to “the anxiety and feelings (of surprise, disorientation, uncertainty, confusion, etc.) felt when people have to operate within a different and unknown culture such as one may encounter in a foreign country.” Indeed, some people may feel… let’s say uncomfortable after having spent some [...]
Posted on27. May, 2010 by Jonathan M..
To have experience abroad, in a company or as a student, is really important in companies which work on a worldwide scale. Managers are more and more required to have a cultural comprehension and a certain criticism concerning the national market. A Master degree is a valuable investment, in particular because of its acceptance everywhere [...]
Posted on28. Apr, 2010 by Marie M..
According to Gary Wederspahn, culture is the shared set of assumptions, values, and beliefs of a group of people by which they organize their common life. In our world we can distinguish lot of cultures because of the number of countries for example, but also we can see some scales in these ‘country cultures’. When [...]
Posted on27. Apr, 2010 by Maria P..
Two European countries with a common border. How different can they be? After having lived many years in both, even though the cultural differences are not shocking, there are some disparities in the daily life. I have always lived in the Spanish Basque Country, although at the age of sixteen I lived for 2 years in [...]
Posted on21. Apr, 2010 by Marie M..
Yes, studying abroad has not only advantages! It would have been too simple: you go to a foreign country and everything is wonderful, people are nice, your home is beautiful and so on. Lies!!! Studying abroad is not (always) so nice. You might have to face one or even more problems while living abroad and [...]
Posted on07. Apr, 2010 by Maria P..
Kathleen Megan wrote an article in The Hartford Courant this month concerning a case of discrimination in the University of Connecticut. Colin Carlson, a 13 year old prodigy was denied to attend an African ecology course involving a summer field study in South Africa. Even after his mother offered the university to go with him [...]
Posted on01. Apr, 2010 by Marie M..
What does ‘study a foreign language’ mean? Nowadays, more and more people speak at least two languages; it is not an ephemeral trend but an essential way in our changing world. Everything (from people to information) is closer and closer connected thanks to Internet but also thanks to our ability to move and our ever [...]
Posted on29. Mar, 2010 by Maria P..
As a Spanish citizen that has spent 10 months living in the USA, I am going to develop the similarities and differences of life in Spain and in the United States. First of all, Spain has a national official language Spanish, while the United States does not have any official language even though the most [...]
Posted on07. Nov, 2009 by MariaAbroad.
Adapting to a new culture is not easy. When you move abroad, especially when the culture is very different from your own, you will be frustrated. The best thing about living abroad and adapting to a new culture is what you make of it! It can be the best experience of your lifetime, or it [...]