In many parts of the world, Americans are often seen as ethnocentric with a lack of cultural understanding. Maybe they don’t feel the need to become more culturally-aware because they belong to a globally-dominant culture. While the U.S. claims to embrace different cultures, I’m not sure most Americans live up to that, but I want to.Continue reading “How Being American Has Shaped My Worldview”
In May 2019, I visited Scotland for the first time and fell head over heels with the country. It was a land of gripping stories, peaceful lochs and towering hills (and hairy cows, of course). I’d been looking for postgraduate programmes in the States, so I decided to expand my search to the UK. As if by fate, I found the perfect course at the University of Stirling in Scotland. I now find myself living among the Wildlings beyond the Wall…Continue reading “I Just Moved Beyond the Wall (to Scotland)”
In a month, I’ll be moving to Scotland (knock on wood) and, after a complicated search, I have a place to live.
I’ve been overanxious to go to Scotland since accepted to university in October. Heck, I began looking at properties in January! Around that time, a friend introduced me to a girl who was looking for a roommate where I’d be studying. We seemed to have a lot in common and I was excited to start looking for places together.
Then, the pandemic happened.
The girl with whom I’d hoped to live decided not to return to campus in the fall.
By April, I realised I should start figuring out accommodations. Here’s how it all went down…Continue reading “Finding a Home in a Foreign Country… in a Pandemic”
In less than five months, I’m leaving the Czech Republic. Although I’m flying home to the U.S., that’s only a pit-stop before my next international adventure…