Blog: A Year in South Africa
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Blog: A Year in South Africa

South Africa is a country bounded on the southern coastline of Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. South Africa is a multiethnic society that encompasses a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. It has11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world! Education Abroad has multiple programs that feature … Continue reading

From South Africa to Appalachia, The Power of Resilience and Community
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From South Africa to Appalachia, The Power of Resilience and Community

  Jasmine Newman (right) with Donna, a graduate of the New Opportunity School for Women By Mallory Powell This post originally appeared on UKNOW. See the original here. Jasmine Newman admits that it was a TV show that sparked her interest in cultural anthropology. Growing up in Pikeville, Kentucky, Newman loved watching Bones, a TV … Continue reading

Don’t Be a Benchwarmer: Lessons in Engaging with Community Abroad
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Don’t Be a Benchwarmer: Lessons in Engaging with Community Abroad

Hi Education Abroad go-ers, Enkompass visitors! Depending on the nature of your program you will meet several people, perhaps with names that you struggle to pronounce and others that you dub with a nickname to help trigger your memory about that ridiculous taxi ride back to your guesthouse. Nevertheless, this is not an opportunity you … Continue reading

Don’t Put Your Suitcase on the White Linens: Learning Etiquette through Osmosis
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Don’t Put Your Suitcase on the White Linens: Learning Etiquette through Osmosis

This blog rotation ‘round inspires a new angle that is unrelated to my two previous contributions to EnKompass (“The Hot Zone” Editorials, Part 1, Part 2). Raise the roof for a lighter subject! Although titled appropriately, this week’s post may serve as a reminder to wash that heap of laundry that’s sitting in the hallway. … Continue reading