Sorry for the late post, but I’ve been in Colombia for about a month! For the months of June and July, I was home in NYC, and that definitely refreshed me. I thought I would go through some major reverse culture shock after being in Bogota, Colombia for 10 months, but I was totally fine. […]Read more "Starting my second year in Colombia!"
I have a week and a half left Bogota, and while I will miss several people here, I miss NYC! A lot. I miss my favorite burger made at the Dram Shop in Brooklyn, ordering from my favorite Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants, being in my own culture that is unique to NYC, and most importantly, hanging […]Read more "Wrapping up my time in Bogota!"
We´re in April now, and I have two months left of my grant here in Bogota. BUT…I get to return to Colombia in July!! In early March, I applied for a Senior ETA position, and I received it! I cannot be more excited. I will be placed in Pereira, a beautiful, small city in Colombia´s […]Read more "Good news!"
According to this article: one “should expect phases of adjustment. These stages usually are: Initial excitement of the honeymoon period Period of confusion and worry Recovery phase Repeated culture shock followed by re-recovery Finally, there is a breakthrough“ Not sure where the hell I am, but the good thing is that I´ve been able to […]Read more "Moving forward"
These past few weeks have been difficult for me. All of a sudden, I feel like I’ve been dealing with cultural difference after cultural difference after cultural difference and they all have gotten to me in some way. Perhaps, I am more homesick than I thought. Perhaps, that is making me feel more sensitive than normal. […]Read more "Cultural differences are a #$@&#"
Photo: My mom and I in Medellin! So sorry I haven’t written in a while! Happy 2017 to all! My fellow assistants and I are supposed to begin tutorials again at the university this week, but we’re still waiting on our schedules. I’m looking forward to this new semester and working with new classes (I’ll be […]Read more "Happy New Year!"
So, Trump is our next president-elect and it is safe to say that many people have lost their %$#@. Responses from Americans have ranged from confusion, anger, sadness to numbness. Many were shocked that he won, but the fact of the matter is that many of the prediction polls were wrong. They predicted Hillary winning […]Read more "Trump and life so far"