Coping with ‘Culture Shock’

“There really is only so much you can do to prepare for culture shock. However, you can learn about the culture of the country, including such things as personal space, body language, gender roles, what housing is like, how people use electricity, and the stereotypes they have of your culture versus the ones we have […]

Finding myself at 10,000 feet

By Chris S., CE Adviser in China I received a great email yesterday from Julie at Cultural Embrace. It was a detailed itinerary. I will highlight some of the things that I will be doing: Week 1- Introduction in Fengyan Village with site seeing. Week 2- Culture week in Yangshuo. I get to go caving […]

API Gives Back – Barcelona

Student: Andrew S. API Program: Barcelona, Spain: International Studies Semester Program Describe your API Gives Back program: Every Tuesday from February 23 to the end of the API program, I volunteered at the Fundacion Catalana de Paralisis Cerebral to play with and help train people with cerebral palsy for their upcoming Special Olympics.  I played […]

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