Tag Archives: après-TAPIF

Reverse culture shock: Becoming [American]

To be honest, I wasn’t really expecting any reverse culture shock. Silly of me? Well, perhaps. I knew it would be difficult to leave France and have to start over, but I would keep occupied with my move to DC and experiencing … Continue reading

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The Nail That Sticks Out

For a change of pace, here’s a guest post I wrote for the World Learning blog; The Nail That Sticks Out. I had a wonderful day following and getting to know these Japanese participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program. It’s … Continue reading

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After many adventures (so many posts to come), new hello’s, and more goodbyes, I arrived back in the USA on May 13th. My heart brims with the joy of friendships, fulfillment, and also with that bittersweet twang of having to say … Continue reading

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