Cultural Immersion and the Expat Experience
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10 Myths About Life and Living in South Korea

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Life in South Korea has both it's high and lows, positives and negatives. However there are a few things that often are mistakenly taken as true, as well as others which honestly on paper seem poss...
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In case you're wondering, South Korea is a part of the developed world! North Korea may be up there, but for the most part those jokesters keep to themselves. That is except for when they rendezvous with their long time supporter/ US ambassador, Dennis Rodman. Also, Psy has been out of the loop for some time now. Oh man oh man.

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Why Americans Don't Travel Overseas

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We've all heard the depressing statistic that only 36% of Americans own a passport. That's really low (about 70% of Australians and 70% of Brits hold a passport) and though that number has been ris...
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As a part of what I hope will turn into a series of posts on the topic of cultural immersion, I am beginning to explore the perceptions and effects of the expat community. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon in America to come across a wide variety of people who reinforce these same erroneous and archaic arguments against travelling outside of the States. If there's one thing I hope to communicate through this blog, it would be that I strongly hold to the opinion that everyone can benefit from a cultural immersion experience abroad. Perhaps the most salient point of the article is that America has played a major role in creating this globalized world of which it is so ignorant and afraid. However, I believe that it is possible for Americans to radically reverse this trend. So, instead of a fatalistic statement that nothing will ever change; this is my dare to you, Americans and otherwise, to travel and to change. It is my beliefe that anyone has the power to become a well-informed traveler and that everyone can benefit from cultural immersion. 

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