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Slightly culture shocked, mostly amused

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Perspectives | 0 comments

I am an International Student from The Netherlands (also known as Dutchie,) and I am only here for one semester. During my time here in the United States, I have noticed several cultural aspects that are very different to those I am used to. Some of the differences might even seem silly when you think of it. Through this piece, I am not trying to create an ‘’us vs them’’ approach. I feel very pleased, happy and blessed to be here. It is very different from home though, and I would like to share my perspective about things.  The differences between the Netherlands and the United States are huge. One of the very first differences that I noticed during my stay in the United States was the opposing ways that Facebook is viewed here versus in the Netherlands. For...

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