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What Did You Take for Granted Until Living Abroad?

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time....
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What Good Is Cultural Diversity, Anyway?

The human race now possesses the ability to share ideas among a more culturally diverse range of people than has ever been possible in the entire hist...
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Online but Not Connected: The Internet Does Not Equal Globalization

The year 2013 marked the twentieth that W3 Internet server technology has been freely available to the public. [1] Fittingly, I know that thanks to my...
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The Mean Things We Say about People from Other Countries

As a foreigner to Chinese, Korean, and Japanese friends, I seem to incite conversations on international topics more often than would seem the norm in...
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Five Techniques that Make Learning A Foreign Language Significantly Less Impressive

“What did you eat for breakfast as a child?” asked a wide-eyed woman from across the conference table. My friend had just introduced me to her cli...
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Five Traditional Characteristics of Modern Korean Apartments

Korean architectural tradition is dead, a fact to which any modern Korean city like Seoul will attest. Homogeneous growths of board-approved steel and...
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Soccer + Tennis = What? Korea’s Insane National Sport

  I have to admit that when I was asked to write an article about a Korean game called jokgu (족구/足球), I was a bit less than enthused. Vague i...
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The Love That Some Love to Hate: Aegyo

Does this warm your heart? Or make you sick to your stomach? aegyo (애교) /āgyō/ (noun): The act of being overly cute [1] Several Korean friends ...