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Category: Race/Ethnicity

Jumunjin Beach

This was a last minute, spontaneous trip with my German friend. She speaks Korean well, so I felt traveling with her outside of Seoul...
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Wearing Hanbok

One of my most exciting experiences in Korea was seeing the Gyeongbokgung Palace and wearing hanbok for the first time during Chuseok weekend (Autumn...
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A group of chain-smokers and I walk onto the beach…

Sand. Everywhere. Such a common complaint after a full weekend on the beach. On Friday night, when I arrived at Viareggio, the sun was...
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A Place to Call Home? Exploring African American identity in Ghana

Every time I walk to the Challenging Heights School in Winneba, there is a group of children that shout with excitement to see me....
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Being Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable

When looking at study abroad programs during the Fall, I was conflicted as to what program I should apply for. Two summers ago, I...
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A Journey to Global Citizenship

Joel Alvarez-Rinconeño, Study Abroad ’17 & ’18, Northwestern ’19 Sociology, English Going into Northwestern, I never expected to go abroad, let alone THREE times....
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A Deeper Understanding of Myself

Rekhia Adams, Study Abroad ’17, Northwestern ’20 Theatre, International Studies Studying abroad was something I was excited about and very comfortable with, as I...
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Back home?

It’s been a pretty consistent theme in my life that I don’t feel an intimate connection to a home, a place of belonging, nostalgia,...
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Life-Changing Experience

During these past couple of weeks, things have been coming full circle for me. I’ve been really thinking about what the implications of ‘othering’...
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Maybe too far from home?

I am back in the States, back at Northwestern. And the culture shock is back, too. As I said in my first blog post, being...
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