Posts Tagged: Northwestern IPD

Sala kakuhle! Sobonana emva kwexeshana Mzantsi Afrika.

In case you’re wondering what the title translates to: “Goodbye, stay well! I’ll see you later South Africa!” I’ve been back in the suburbs of Chicago for a little more than 2 weeks now, and all I can say is that I miss South Africa so much. I’ve had so much reverse culture shock the… Read more »

Missing the Adventure

Writing my last blog post means that my quarter in South Africa is officially over (even though I technically returned to the US almost two months ago), so naturally, I’ve been putting off this post as long as possible. It already feels like I’ve been back forever, though, so I figure it’s finally time to recap… Read more »

Goeie Dag, Molweni, Hello

I think I’ve always taken language for granted, living in a country and a community where pretty much everyone I’ve ever needed to communicate with speaks English. I studied French in junior high and high school, but the possibility of ever needing to use French to communicate seemed so distant. In South Africa, though, the… Read more »

One world, different views

Karolina Kielbania, Public Health and Development  in South Africa, Spring 2014   Hey all! WOW, what an absolutely incredible week it has been on the Garden Route. I could spend hours talking about the various fun things we did such as BUNGEE JUMPING, canoeing, interacting with elephants and ostriches, zip-lining, cave exploring etc… but I’ll spare everyone the… Read more »

When two cultures meet…

Karolina Kielbania, Public Health and Development  in South Africa, Spring 2014   As week 4 is coming to an end, South Africa continues to surprise and amaze me in the best possible ways. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of this country with its beautiful views, kind people, rich history, and so on. How will I ever… Read more »