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February 3, 2016

BOTSWANA: Expectations vs. Reality

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January 23, 2015

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I’ve been told before that I “get it,” meaning that I’m on the same page as others — they see that I understand. In Botswana, I don’t get anything, and it is hilarious and humbling and frightening all at once. When I g...

BOTSWANA: The never-ending journey

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January 23, 2015

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It’s 1:45 a.m. in Johannesburg, South Africa and I’m sitting on a metal bench in the airport trying to occupy myself for six more hours until my plane leaves for Gaborone, Botswana. The place is completely empty except for n...

QUITO: Why I wish I could have two lives

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December 8, 2014

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In the last couple of days, I’ve started to get a little excited to go home. This can probably be somewhat attributed to being burned out by the end of the semester and the lovely stomach bug that hit me after eating traditional ...

QUITO: On a more serious note

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October 27, 2014

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Racism isn’t just a phenomenon in the United States, and I knew this, but it’s manifested very differently in Ecuador.In the U.S., we are constantly hosting discussions on the topic. We explore ways to end racism, and we ...

MADRID: A lesson in stereotypes

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October 10, 2014

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In my "Current International Issues from a Spanish Perspective" class, we’ve been discussing Spanish stereotypes and stereotypes of other cultures around the world. The first thing that my classmates brought up about Spain ...

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