All good things…

I am finally back in the States- a triumphant return! It was a journey of about 36 hours of straight traveling, including a train, 3 flights, a car ride, and an overnight stay in the Dublin airport. But, alas, I’m back in the land of the free! This summer was one for the books, for…

Back to Reality

Back to Reality 😦  I ended up doing some brief traveling after my experience in Dubai ended, because the travel bug has officially bit me. I must say, it has been quite an adjustment settling back in Atlanta. I miss Dubai immensely. My 5 weeks in the city were truly life changing for a variety…

The unicorn of Niigata

Before leaving for the summer, the graduate program required each member of my cohort to profile the country they intended to visit. It certainly makes sense, since it’s important to understand exactly what you’re getting into when traveling abroad. However, I must admit that I didn’t fully consider the relevance of certain components within this…

What Cultural Profile?

This blog post is a little difficult for me, as Dubai, from my experience, doesn’t fit into a category. Prior to my visit, my research indicated that Dubai was high-context society, where lot of contextual information was known about the people with whom one interacts and does business with. While the Arab culture very much…

A Different Approach

By Nakeisha Brownlee After working for 3c Ministries for a full two weeks, I have a gained a greater understanding of how things operate around here.  I know the hierarchy of the church and the roles of the staff members, volunteers and church members.  Before, I had no prior knowledge about how a G-12 ministry…

Communication = culture?

Living in a foreign country can really open your eyes to the differences between two cultures. These differences have become a part of my daily routine and will probably end up causing a bit of confusion upon my return home. In the case of Japan, many people would instantly focus on the use of chopsticks…