October 20, 2014 - 5:02pm
Familiar faces experience a taste of life abroad

My fingers eagerly twitched as my American father hesitated toward the hotel concierge counter.

"Hola!" he proudly powered out. Maybe he actually did practice his Spanish like he said he did.

"Buen día, señor. Su nombre, por favor?"

September 28, 2014 - 8:09pm
Before learning about other cultures in an abroad experience, first you must embrace your own.

Just past the halfway point of my study abroad experience, I have seen and done plenty of things in my adventures across Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay and finally my home from July to December: Chile. Three months ago, I can easily admit that I was a stereotypical gringo, blissfully ignorant, roaming the streets of various Latin American towns asking for directions in broken Spanish. Today, I can admit that I’m still a gringo. And despite what some may believe, that’s a good thing.

November 12, 2013 - 11:05pm
Exploring culture in the Netherlands