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Category: Identity

Berlin is so lit!

I am so sorry for using the word “lit”. I know, I am a college student, I am 20 years old…but I just can’t...
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Interactions

To be frank, a large chunk of our South African experience was constricted to a very Western culture and style of living in South...
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Racism in Post-Apartheid South Africa

In 1994, South Africa officially ended apartheid, a period of segregation, violence, and discrimination on the basis of race. It is what Mandela and...
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Spring break in Cape Town

I came to Stellenbosch without taking any class on South African history, politics or culture, so the only things I knew were of the...
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Being Asian-American in South Africa

Before I came to South Africa, I assumed that I would experience at least a few uncomfortable moments due to my race. I surmised...
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Pre-Departure Thoughts

Within the past couple of months, it has been made clear that I am called into international Christian missions work. This is definitely not the...
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Sundays were the Highlight

Every Sunday we were in Stellenbosch, Anna (a fellow program member) and I tried to attend church. We did for the most part. We...
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I’m Mexi-Can’t wait to get going

My name is Esai Orozco and I am a rising Senior at Northwestern studying Biological Sciences. This Summer ’16 I will be abroad in...
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Since I’ve been gone…from Mexico

Well it is now September and school is starting up. In my family September signifies more than the start of school – it is...
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A Never-Ending Identity Crisis

One of the greatest fears I had before arriving to South Africa was how I was going to fit in. This wasn’t in the...
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