April 4, 2012
Yellow, Red and Black! Being Black in Spain
My life studying abroad in Spain as an African-American was a lot like my life in the states yet strikingly different. You would think that Spain would be especially acquainted with people of a darker hue because of its close proximity to Africa and the large amount of African immigrants in the country. However, I felt that was not the case. If I had stayed there longer than my five-month stint, it would have been substantially harder to live and assimilate into society; especially given the type of lifestyle I was used to back home in America. Granted, assimilation into a country for any foreigner would be difficult. However, in my opinion, I had a slightly different struggle than my American counterparts from different cultural backgrounds. Here's how…
Featured Blogs/Student Stories
Okay, so if you haven't caught on, I am not in a simple exchange program. In fact, I am not even taking classes at Sydney Uni (they abbreviate everything here. Aussies would never say "university" but rather "uni").
Read More Blogs
Studying abroad has been my most worthwhile endeavor thus far in my college years. I can say without a doubt that if you don't do it, you'll regret it.
Latest From Study Abroad & Global Exchange Forum
Thailand is the best place to spend family vacations.In my opinion there are not that many disadvantages to travel, and for the little there are they are easily outweighed by the reward of traveling. There are a lot of positives to traveling.
I'm looking into studying or interning in China next spring. Any suggestions? I know there are pros and cons to both. Thanks for your help!
Travel Abroad News
Like Us/ Follow Us
International Programs & Deals
If you have a passion international travel and language, enjoy working with students from diverse cultures and backgrounds and want a meaningful internship, consider joining our team as Diversity Abroad Community Advisor. Learn More
Immerse yourself in Puerto Rican Culture and learn Spanish while you enjoy the beautiful setting of the second oldest city in the Americas: the Old San Juan.Learn More
Immerse yourself in a new culture through UC Berkeley's Summer Travel Study Programs. Each program contains courses and thought provoking activities to make the most of its extraordinary locations. Learn More
Want to improve your Spanish language skills through an affordable, full-immersion language program? Then IES Abroad's Salamanca Summer program is for you!Learn More