Here is an old video that I came across. I thought it was very motivational and a great video to keep in mind while studying abroad. It is good to keep in prospective why we are here and not to forget about making a positive impact on the world.
How to Dress in Foreign Countries
Blending in with their country of choice is something most students studying abroad strive to do. After all, no one wants to look like a tourist for more than a month. Before heading to your destination, do some research on the local clothing styles. A little time spent learning about acceptable fashion will prevent you from accidentally offending the locals and looking foolish. Here are a few examples of appropriate clothing in different countries:
My first week studying abroad
The first week went by in a blur. Everyday was a different adventure, I felt like an explorer. I noticed myself doing random activities with random people from all over the world. I also remember thinking to myself I must have had a guardian angel by my side because I was lucky enough to book a bed in a hostel two blocks from the my new university. Since I had arrived in Australia mid-week before orientation I found myself in dire need to meet new people, find a permanent place to stay and get familiar with the area. (more…)