Cultural Differences – US American vs Russian (and others)

One of the objectives in coming to Italy was to understand the differences between our national cultures. Despite that being incredibly successful and far from being that simple, I have stumbled on other cultural differences that are interesting and, at times, concerning to me. Allow me to explain . . . As many of you […]

Finding One’s Own Identity Abroad While Uncovering One’s National Identity

  Coming to Italy was a fluke; I had never seen myself moving here nor learning the language. My original idea was to try to move to Spain or France where I could expand and perfect my language skills (in Spanish and/or French). Italy kinda just happened. And, I hated it initially – the language […]