Culture Shock smacked me in the face!

Italy - on my own Culture Shock smacked me in the face! There I was, 18 years old, with my life ahead of me! My bags were packed ready to set out on a new adventure! This time the destination was Italy to start my college experience with fellow international students in a beautiful campus above the rolling hills of Florence! This was going to be amazing! I…

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How adopting a host country ritual helped me heal – What Dia de los Muertos taught me about loss, longing and remembering

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Loss, longing and remembering Trigger warning, this is a tough topic. Dealing with death, aging parents and loved ones isn’t the easiest space to enter. But I know it’s one that as expats we often have to deal with. The truth is for a while I struggled with connecting to the memory of my parents in my new country. I’d felt I’d left them behind. In Mexico on…

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