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In translation

Reading life closely

My own culture often feels clumsily translated to my language, like a foreign novel written for an audience I cannot fully join.
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How to spot an American abroad

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Being abroad is an amazing way to immerse yourself in a new culture and experience a way of living that’s different and exciting. Since arriving in Australia and living near the university I’ll be attending, I’ve began to notice that it’s quite easy to tell who is local and who is just visiting — namely, from America.
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Throw another shrimp on the barbie?

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Culture shock, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life or set of attitudes.” Sounds easy enough to understand. When you’re in a new place, you face difficulties trying to adjust to a new culture.
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Homecoming

I’m a people person, there’s no doubt about it. I enjoy having face-to-face human interactions a lot more than having an online presence, and I would much rather meet you in real life than continuously text back and forth. Yet, I dread (and there’s really no other way to describe
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