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“Waaw, maangi ci kawam!”

This phrase instantly became my favorite, amongst my very thin Wolof inventory, the minute I learnt it in class the other day. Roughly translated it means, “I’m on top of things” or “Things are going well”. For the most part … Continue reading

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Stage 2

I think I am experiencing culture shock, and I haven’t even left yet. After the world’s longest winter break, I leave tomorrow for Krakow, Poland. This will be my third trip to Poland, following closely on the heels of a … Continue reading

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Back to Study Abroad Land

Aaaaaaand I’m back! A record-breaking month-long break between posts, but now that I’m in a country with reliable internet access (and electricity), hopefully I can make my posts a little more regular. I arrived in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport … Continue reading

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Culture Shock?

My first thought when asked to write a blog about culture shock was: wait–culture shock? What culture shock? I feel like I’ve always lived in Italy, and never had any trouble adjusting to the culture. Maybe it’s because I’ve been … Continue reading

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Dificultades y dominio

I was warned about culture shock. It apparently is enough of a problem that it has been dissected and classified in four stages: honeymoon, negotiation, adjustment and mastery. I would imagine it comes as no surprise to anyone that relocating … Continue reading

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