When someone tells you to prepare to be unprepared, you don't actually do that...at least I don't. I thought I was equipped to conquer the world. I thought I was over prepared, in fact. And then when I finally got to where I was going, when I met my destination face-to-face, only then did I understand. Before the confrontation, I learned all about culture shock from books and articles and orientation sessions, but I didn’t have a clue of what I was about to go through until it was happening.
Archive – October 2011
One month has passed since Dominique, Jacob, Tucker, Yentli and I arrived in Serbia, and during this month we have been exposed to many new experiences and challenges as Americans living in a foreign country. I think I speak for all of us when I say that Serbia is not how we pictured it and that we gain a greater understanding of the cultural nuances each day we spend here. As our knowledge of the Serbian language progresses.