While my official title and Fulbright grant say that I am an “English teaching assistant,” I think a more accurate description of my activities, as a teacher is an “American culture specialist.” Almost one of my three to four lessons each day involves giving an overview of some topic as it relates to American life. I have been asked to describe general topics in the … Continue reading What is American?
While it is definitely still far from being Thanksgiving, I would like to dedicate this post to the amazing things and opportunities thus far in my Fulbright experience. Several times this week I felt elated and overly happy, yet frustrated with the inability to show proper gratitude for people and things here. So maybe this may sound like I am bragging, but here are some … Continue reading Grappling with Gratitude