Tag Archives: Orientation

“For the snow, we make pizza.”

I missed writing my pre-departure blog post, but I thought I would post an update on my experience so far in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! Now is my fourth day in Amman and my experience has been exactly the … Continue reading

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The Act of Adapting

“Un café con leche, por favor y una medialuna dulce.” “Café con leche y medialuna dulce; ¿algo más?” “No. Gracias.” I don’t ask for a menu when I sit down because I don’t need one (also because no one else … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Spanish Obsession

I remember that one of the first thing my host mother told me when I arrived to her house in Madrid is that Spanish people are obsessed with two things: ‘jamón’ and ‘nata.’ Although I knew that – I am … Continue reading

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The Act of Belonging

I’m a documenter. Everywhere I go, I take hundreds of photos. I keep a small notebook with me where I jot down facts and quotes so I can remember them by the end of the day. And over the past … Continue reading

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Kilts Are Real, And Other Scottish Discoveries

Before arriving in Edinburgh, I had been told it was a gorgeous and unique city and that I would absolutely love it. I’m happy to say that it has lived up to and surpassed those high expectations. The buildings are … Continue reading

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The Stuff You Only Learn By DOING

Since I feel like my first full week in Paris has been a bit all over the place, I figured this blog entry might as well mirror my reality. I’ve experienced a wide range of emotions – frustration, excitement, exhaustion, … Continue reading

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M-orientation

Ankara I left my hotel with two of the girls on the program and headed for the nearest grocery store. We were scavenging for snacks and beverages on an afternoon in Ankara after a very long day at the Turkish … Continue reading

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Orient?…ation

And if you want these kind of dreams, it’s Orientation. It’s the edge of the world, at least the Western civilization…* Orientation came running at me, hit me, and then continued sprinting for the next two weeks following my arrival … Continue reading

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The Infamous Arrival

My arrival in the Istanbul, Atatürk Airport was quite indicative of the way I would be treated for the duration of my two-week orientation. I walked out of a small door after schlepping my luggage from the baggage claim to … Continue reading

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