Category Archive for "Cultural Spotlights"

When In Rome, Ride the Bus

When in Rome, Ride the Bus

October 8, 2015
Erika Batiz

I planted my legs shoulder-width apart, bracing myself for the inevitable unexpected lurch of the subway car. I ride the…

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New Ways to Celebrate Your New Year!

December 29, 2014
Elaina Druid

New Years is one of the most popular internationally celebrated holidays in the world. It’s interesting to examine the diversity…

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Spring Equinox Celebrations Around the World

April 1, 2013
L. Elyse Quattlebaum

In January, we posted a blog about winter celebrations around the world.  Now that spring is in the air, we…

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The Simple Guide to Celebrating Chinese New Year

February 7, 2013
Sandy Trinh

Over a billion people celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, in countries including China, Taiwan, Indonesia,…

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From Christmas to Diwali: Winter Holidays around the World

January 3, 2013
Lauren Mackie

During the winter time in the United States, many department stores start decorating in typical Christmas colors of red and…

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Guten Appetite! Recipes and Stories from Long Term Volunteer in Germany

March 10, 2011

We recently heard from Barbara, a Long Term volunteer who just arrived to Germany this January. She has a great blog from her trip so far including delicious recipes and tales of her volunteer experience so far. We included a couple entries here, as well as the link to the rest of her blog…Enjoy!

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