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Eat-aly

You can’t go to Italy and not talk about the food. Not only is it all delicious, but it plays such an important part in Italian culture. With no food allergies and no desire to be gluten free, I approached Italy with open arms and an empty stomach. It goes without saying that the food…

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Proud of Where you Came From – Italy

Italians are proud of a lot of things – proud of their local cities, proud of their food, proud of their appearance and fashion, but probably most proud of their mark on history. Any city in Italy can be hailed as the birthplace of modern something and an Italian would be thrilled to tell you how…

Tech USA

Experiencing Diversity: ICT in America

Information and communication Technology is leading the way for America’s “Going Global” culture that remains prevalent in many of my experiences in America that is moving into the future of global communications. United Nations publishes the ICT development index every year, has ranked America at 6th place in the ICT development index of 2015. Average…

China In Review

August 2015, Kennesaw State University Cohort 2016 began to engage in discussions regarding the SEAM model and the option of the Study Tour to China scheduled for June 2016. I was one of the Cohort members that was not initially sold on the idea of spending two weeks in China. After all, I don’t speak the language,…

A Reflection on Chinese Culture

There are many differences between what is acceptable in Chinese culture versus Western culture. However, two glaring differences that captured my attention while visiting china was the acceptance of Power Distance and the dominating role that Masculinity plays in Chinese culture. Let’s begin with discussing Power Distance and its effect on Chinese culture. In preparation for our visit…