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Category: Identity

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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Feeling Otherness & Other Things

Long time, no blog! I want to apologize for not keeping up with this blog during my actual time on the program. If anything,...
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Three Cities in Seven Days (and how not to get ripped off)

Jeffrey Bilik, NU in China, Summer 2014 Over the one week break between the two class sessions in our class, a few of us...
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Shanghai to Singapore

Samuel Garcia, NUS Exchange, Fall 2014 My entire summer has been one rapid adventure. After a hard Spring Quarter at Northwestern, I was greatly...
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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...
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A Black and White Divide

Lily Zhou, Public Health and Development in South Africa, Spring 2013 “What are the stereotypes about Americans?” we asked our tour guide. “You stereotype...
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It’s Hip to be Squ[hair]e

By Matt Guerrieri, Global Healthcare Technologies, Winter 2013 Dreads, afros, bangs, bobs, corn rows, crew cuts, mohawks, fauxhawks, rattails, mop tops, mullets, braids: if...
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