Student Observations

What’s it like to be a student abroad? What will you see that will interest you, surprise you, or possibly even shock you? The resources listed here are all those written by SRAS students as firsthand accounts of witnessing foreign traditions in their native environs. For more on SRAS programs visit SRAS.org

Kazakhstan: An American Gains Fresh Perspectives

Explaining the motivation to leave one’s homeland, comfort zones, and, ultimately, established identity can be a difficult task. When the proposed destination is considerably less comfortable than one’s accustomed conditions, explaining becomes even more difficult. Catch phrases like “life changes,” “new adventures,” and “fresh perspectives” can only shed so much light on your intentions – […]

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