Tag: cultural differences

Under the Tuscan Sun

I spent the weekend in Tuscany. We were primarily planning a trip to Florence but I ended up finding a gorgeous Airbnb about 45 minutes outside of Florence that is in a 12th century castle. It was beautiful inside and out and was a great atmosphere to spend Halloween in. Every direction you looked, there ...

Getting Settled In

I arrived in Rome, Italy on Thursday August 26th and I feel as though the fact that I am studying abroad didn’t set in until several hours after I arrived. I am living the life that my past self dreamed about and that my somewhat recent past self was spending every moment preparing for. A ...

Heather in Rennes: Culture Shock

Before I left for France, I was required to go to an orientation at the university with the other study abroad students. Among other things, I was warned about culture shock, a sense of anxiety that can occur when someone is introduced to a new culture. We were informed of ways to prepare for this ...

Kiss Kiss, Vale?

I’ve learned a lot about the Spain over the past few weeks, from the history to the language to the culture. Here are some of the cultural differences I’ve found and hopefully this will help you act like a local if you ever decide to mosey on over to Spain! Personal Space DOES NOT Exist ...