Tag Archives: culture

Anecdotes from Greater China

By Mike Provenzano I won’t say that going to China and Taiwan is like visiting a different planet, because it’s just not true. Sure, there are many differences in culture, lifestyle, and environment, but there are also many similarities. For instance, I went to a jazz club in Shanghai that reminded me of the Blue […]

9 Cultural Assimilation Tips to Help You Kill it in a New Office

By Stacy Livingston, originally posted on the LaunchSquad Tumblr At the start of this summer, I got on a plane. I spent six hours sitting next to a senior citizen with a persistent and phlegmy cough. I got off said plane. It was my first time on the West Coast, and making my way from […]

Life in Jordan: Making Friends in Strange Places

By Tom O’Connor In my experience, the key to living a fulfilling life abroad is making meaningful connections. As I mentioned in my last article, I studied abroad at Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Amman last spring. I am a student of journalism, but I’ve focused on learning Arabic since coming to American University. […]

A Semester Across The Pond: My Time in London

By Gabrielle Cobb On the night I left to study abroad in London, my dad was still under the impression that the school was picking me up from the airport. Meanwhile, I clutched the plan I made up in my phone of bus routes and taxi phone numbers to get me to the home I’d […]