We've been lucky enough to interview many international educators here on Wandering Educators, for our series entitled Profiles in International Education.
You've flipped through a number of program brochures, talked briefly with your study abroad advisor, and are starting to get a little excited about the possibility of studying abroad for a semester in college. Now's the time to choose where you'll go and daydream what it will be like to live independently in a foreign country.
Dubai seems to be a city with no limits. From the skyscrapers to the slums, everything in this urban oasis challenges our traditional conceptions of the word “big,” and because of this, Dubai has attracted immigrants from all over the world in search of opportunity and extravagance.
Growing up, summer vacations meant hiking in Mammoth Mountain. After the first couple consecutive years, I was ready to go somewhere else. We used to go other places—Palm Springs, Big Bear, San Francisco, Arizona, Utah. We even went all the way to Disney World when I was seven. So I began looking through the AAA book for some new ideas.
I’ve always been a bit strange. As a child, I collected trash. Like old Reese’s wrappers. I’m not sure if I felt bad for the poor thing not having any chocolate-covered peanut butter left in it, or if I thought the wrapper was pretty, or what. All I know is I gave literal meaning to one’s man trash is Brianna’s treasure.
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