About a month ago, I stumbled upon a BuzzFeed video on Facebook called “Questions Americans Have for Italians.”
About a month ago, the Hirshhorn museum in Washington, D.C. held the closing of Shirin Neshat’s Facing History, an art exhibit that portrays many important, and inherently controversial, aspects of Iranian culture since the revolution of 1979.
“I speak two foreign languages and I have lived abroad, but nobody really cares, and since none of these is covered in the job requirements, there is no need to mention it in my cover letter…” WRONG!
It was the 1950s at the most happening, seen-and-be-seen nightclub in West Hollywood, Mocambo.
When talking to people from the U.S. about foreign languages, this is a typical conversation I find myself engaging in.
I remember the day I asked my mother to buy an English-Japanese dictionary for me.
Meet Sara, the last of our new Storytellers! Hailing from Italy, she enjoys traveling the world, meeting new people, and learning new languages, making her a truly global citizen!
Meet the third of our four new Storytellers, Kathy! In her spotlight post, she contemplates the literal and figurative distances she’s traveled over the years away from the language and culture of her grandparents, and how it forms part of her motivation to join SLE.
Meet Anita, the second of our four new Storytellers this semester! In her spotlight post, she tackles the issue of travel and its links to globalization, languages, and power.
Join in a brand new series with us as we take a look at where American undergraduate students are studying abroad to get a unique insight into places around the world and the journeys that led these explorers there.