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Adapting to a Chinese-Style Education

下课! (Xià kè) These two magic words signal the end of class. In a way, they also speak to wider characteristics of the Chinese educational system. In Chinese classrooms, students don’t even entertain the idea of packing up before the … Continue reading

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“Purple Rain” in Cape Town

Prince often graced my mother’s car radio as she took me to school every morning during my elementary, middle, and high school years. He was also played on the way home from school. For the months that any given Prince … Continue reading

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Not a universal university experience

As a non-native Spanish speaking student taking classes direct enrollment at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), one of Argentina’s most accredited public universities, I was well-aware that my experience would be very different from what I was used to … Continue reading

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Five Things that Didn’t Make Sense Before I Came to Senegal

Hello everybody! Whew, this week has been rough school-wise. It was more-or-less my midterms week, but it seems like it came up on me faster than normal. Also, as of yesterday, I am officially half-way through my Dakar Adventure! It’s … Continue reading

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