Was That Real? Preserving Memories from Abroad

I've been home for over a month at this point, and when I think back to my stay in Korea, it seems like a dream sequence in an arthouse film. I know that I really did meet those people, visit those places, and eat those dishes, but it's so incredibly different from my everyday life … Continue reading Was That Real? Preserving Memories from Abroad

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Avoiding a Faux Pas

There are significant differences between acceptable behavior and etiquette in the United States versus that in South Korea, and navigating these early on is a huge help. I think generally you'll be given some leeway if you make an unfortunate social faux pas, but it's always best to understand, respect, and adopt the customs of … Continue reading Avoiding a Faux Pas