Study Abroad is More Than Just Learning Another Language
- April 15, 2015
- Posted by: Anjana Sreedhar
- Category: Ambassador, Partner, Wednesday Wisdom
Not only did I have a hard time understanding the other British students on my floor or in the classroom because of their accents, in my first two weeks I was unable to fully grasp the meaning of the words the Brits around me were using. An example: I will never forget how I asked a sales lady where I could find ‘pants’, she looked at me strangely and pointed to the underwear section right in front of me. It took me a good two weeks to understand that ‘pants’ in British English was in fact underwear, and that there were a number of other words which had different meanings in British English than they did in American English.
Speaking at NAFSA Conference in September!
- July 5, 2012
- Posted by: Kate Otto
- Category: Our Team
For all the pre-departure orientation sessions that schools offer to students in advance of their journeys abroad, there is a curious lack of “re-orientation” training: how do I understand what I just experienced? How does it translate back to my ‘old’ life? How do I merge these two worlds to be one in which I feel comfortable operating?