Tag: Culture Shock

Halloween gathering
Student Stories
James Key

Passing it Onward

The Celtic festival of Samhain is identified as the cultural foundation of the traditions of Halloween. In honor of this legacy, the Irish appear to have a great reverence for the tradition – the scale of preparation and commitment to the occasion took me by surprise, though perhaps it ought to be expected of them, as a culture that protects its heritage through partaking in it.

Temple Bar, Dublin
James Key

This forgiving city

When you’re a fish out of water in another country, even the most mundane of errands becomes an opportunity for culture shock.

Birds sit on a ledge in front of the London skyline
Cara Simon

Conquering Culture Shock

I have landed in London! The excitement is real and the nerves are at an all time high. Moving quickly around me, as I slow