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Category: Race/Ethnicity

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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Asian American in London

Only two weeks have gone by since I’ve arrived in the UK but I’ve already come to realize how much of a niche I’d...
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Opposite Ends of the Same Spectrum

Caleb Han, Study Abroad ’15 & ’18, Northwestern ’19 M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering B.S. Industrial Engineering & Psychology Coming into Northwestern, study abroad...
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