Final Thoughts

I walked into my very last day of work proud, confident, and poised. The sun was actually shining that day, the way the sun shines in Florida. I could see the blue sky and clouds. I kept smiling but something felt off- and I could not put my finger on it. I realized as happy … Continue reading Final Thoughts

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FlywithCy: What I Wish I Would Have Told Myself Before Studying Abroad

Dear Cy-Anne, This decision is BIG... so big that it seems scary thinking about it. But those nerves and doubts mean you’re officially out of your comfort zone and on the brink of doing something MAJOR. I remember when you thought of studying abroad in Africa during your first week of college and how you … Continue reading FlywithCy: What I Wish I Would Have Told Myself Before Studying Abroad

FlywithCy: So you want to study abroad huh? Tips and tricks in the ultimate guide for first-timers.

I knew that I wanted to study abroad, but I didn’t have $20,000 laying around anywhere in THIS world. If I was going to study abroad, I wanted it to be for FREE. And it was. Here’s how my entire process went: Do I have time to study abroad with my academic schedule?     … Continue reading FlywithCy: So you want to study abroad huh? Tips and tricks in the ultimate guide for first-timers.

FlywithCy: Reverse Culture Shock is REAL

I learned about reverse culture shock in one of my courses this summer, Intercultural Communications. When speaking on the process of cultural adjustment, the W-Curve Hypothesis Model shows the full process of someone leaving and returning back to their cultural routine at home. Now, on this model, reverse shock is placed on the second half … Continue reading FlywithCy: Reverse Culture Shock is REAL

FlywithCy: Note to Self- Cultural Differences and a Change of Perspective (Part 3)

If you’re just joining in, welcome! During my time in Chengdu, I have written down some points that have made me more aware as a person and as a future teacher! Cultural Differences: Personal space: Americans love personal space, but people in China don’t hold it to such a high regard. For example, people in … Continue reading FlywithCy: Note to Self- Cultural Differences and a Change of Perspective (Part 3)