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Question

What advice do you have for students who will be studying abroad in a country of their heritage?

4 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Don’t expect to be welcomed with open arms simply because you may look like other people in...
    Don’t expect to be welcomed with open arms simply because you may look like other people in the country. It is still a different culture with different norms and standards that you may not be used to. Even though you may look similar to the natives of your host country, many will still probably view you as an “American” and all that title embodies. When you go to a country of your heritage, I think it is especially important to discard preconceived notions and go in with an open mind, even though you already may know a great deal about the culture. You are still there to learn and immerse yourself so don’t think you know everything, simply because you identify with that group.
  • mentor picture Seraphina
     
    Seraphina
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University


    Seraphina, Student, studied in Japan
    Hear one student's experience about being of Chinese ancestry studying in Japan.
 
 
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