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The Value of Being a Foreigner

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Categories: Alumni, General
The Value of Being a Foreigner

Ted (BS 2009) and Bethany Rydmark

“One of the most important reasons to travel is to know what it feels like to be a foreigner.” - A. A. Gill

Not until I had been off North American soil for three months did I fully realize how much I missed home. South America was still “America;” I don’t know what I expected, but I didn’t expect to feel so out of place, so distant, so foreign. On a daily basis, I found myself in situations where I was completely dependent on local people for the most basic necessities: food, water, transportation, communication. There was no “Spanglish” spoken here. Read the rest of this entry »