The Halfway Mark

Sydney Foster Business and Spanish Majors Buenos Aires, Argentina Midterms approached quicker than I expected. This semester feels like it’s flying by. Midterms are nothing like they are in the states. I don’t know if it’s because all of the classes are taught in Spanish and they know that there are more barriers and we…

Chanko-Nabe

Darcy Boyea English and Japanese major Doshisha University, Japan Academic Year 2016-2017 On Friday, February 24th, my parents and I joined my mom’s friend and a group she (my mom’s friend belongs to) for a dinner course called chanko-nabe (ちゃんこ鍋). It’s a traditional sumo wrestler food, so, as you would expect, it’s a lot of…

A Whole New Palate

Jack Fuller Majors: Accountancy and Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring 2017 The food in Argentina has been a much larger change than I originally suspected it would be, but not in a bad way.  I had not really understood how much of an influence Europe had on the city of Buenos Aires, especially on their…

How to Handle a Fish Allergy in Japan

Brittni Sackett Global and International Studies Major Religion and Culture in Japan Summer I short-term, faculty-led course Of all the different gaijin (foreigner) moments that I faced in Japan there was one in particular which stayed with me. Traveling around Japan with a fish allergy wasn’t exactly the easiest thing I have ever done, but…

Cultural Learning Experiences in Germany: Food and Language

Jesse Imanse Sales and Business Marketing University of Paderborn in Paderborn, Germany Spring Semester 2016 Traditional German cuisine is delicious and quite easy to get used to. I have had to show some restraint as there are lots of potatoes, bread, sausage and other meats. Not the best if you are planning on improving your…

A Typical Japanese Valentine’s Day

Sarah Noah Major: Japanese, Travel & Tourism Ritsumeikan University, Japan The other day was Valentine’s Day. As with most of the holidays that have occurred during my study abroad, I tried to celebrate how the Japanese do; that means chocolate. Now I realize that America has a tradition of giving chocolate and candy on Valentine’s…

Comida, Comida Gloriosa

Jackson Freeman Universidad de Burgos, Spain Major: Secondary Education English I love so many aspects of Spanish life. The people have been, for the most part, extremely courteous (except at restaurants, where they give you a weird look when you say “Gracias” every time they bring you a drink or your food.) In the United…

Food

Lindsey Tersigni John Cabot University- Rome, Italy Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services Food! If Italy is known for anything, it’s for her cuisine. Now that I’ve been here for little over a month, I’ve done my fair share of dining out, and let me say, I haven’t had a single dish here that I didn’t like….