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Ich Spreche Kein Deutsch! (I don't speak German!)

I’ve had very few occasions in my life where I’ve felt the kind of vulnerability that occurs when in a foreign land unable to speak the language or truly know the culture and systems.  1,535 more words


Interview #5 - One year on ...

Rose (Fall 2014) semester shared her views on her experience studying abroad in Belgium.

What do you miss most about Belgium?

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year! 647 more words

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Belgian Culture Shock; Part 2

A few weeks ago, we dove into Belgian culture headfirst in part one of our Belgian Culture Shock list. As a Canadian – buying that one way ticket to Belgium was exciting and I knew I was in for quite a few surprises.  763 more words

Belgium Culture Shock

I love living in this country, it’s become home to me and there are a ton of positives about moving to Belgium- but there are also a lot of changes I’ve had to make and things I’ve had to get used to. 1,289 more words

The VILLS of Today


Transferring into a new school is exhilarating; a new environment is purely refreshing and meeting new people gives you a clear description of how diverse a school can be. 403 more words

Who Let the Dogs In?

Nothing can really prepare you for the sights and sounds of a new country, and sometimes, the sounds are so unexpected.

3 days into our move to South America, I received the rude 5am awakening to a pack of dogs barking. 205 more words