So for those of you that didn’t know, I arrived home from my study abroad about two weeks ago. It has been quite a whirlwind since I have been home, but I wanted to share some of the differences I have noticed since I have been back in the United States: I do a double-take […]Read more "Different."
When most people think of stereotypes, they tend to think of people’s personalities and various race stereotypes in the United States. Although most people don’t realize it, stereotypes can go much farther than this. They can have a resounding impact when stereotyping an entire continent such as Africa, or even dozens of countries across the […]Read more "The Damage of the “Third World” Swear Word"
Who knew heaven on Earth could actually exist? I recently got back from four days in the most beautiful place I have ever seen, and I am still hardly able to process all of the amazing experiences I had. Read on to learn about my trip, and hear about some of my craziest stories, […]Read more "Serengeti National Park"
Today our program took a trip to visit members of the Tanzanian tribe known as the Hadzabe. The Hadza people are some of the last remaining hunters and gatherers left on Earth, and have maintained their culture with limited changes throughout their known time in Tanzania. They are estimated to be one of the original […]Read more "A Dying Way of Life"
Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit a cultural maasai boma. A cultural boma is a group of traditional homes where you can learn about the culture and traditions of a tribe, and is a common stop for many tourists in Tanzania. The maasai tribe is the most prominent tribe associated with cultural tourism and […]Read more "Knowing The Line"
Sorry for the delayed post everyone! WiFi here has been down for a few days now. On Friday we left for our first expedition. This expedition was located in the area in and around Tarangire National Park, and took place over a period of five days. It was a whirlwind of fieldwork, but it was […]Read more "Expedition #1"
In just the short two and a half weeks I have been here, I feel like I’ve already learned so much more than I ever expected. And my learning hasn’t been limited to just the classroom either. I feel like every day I’m here I learn something new about myself, about privilege, about local cultures, […]Read more "Learning."