Lorena Gaillot went to NYC from France and didn’t know what a hipster was. So she set out on a hipster quest.
Excerpt from lessons learned after studying abroad:
Towards the end of my study abroad trip, I met a man in the market who told me how happy he was that I was in Mexico. He told me earnestly, â€œYou have to go home and tell them what weâ€™re like here. Go back and make them see that weâ€™re people, too.â€
And thatâ€™s keyâ€”of course, youâ€™re studying abroad for you. But youâ€™re also taking on a responsibility. This country has taken you in, fed you, taught you, broken your heart, and healed it again.
How will you return the favor?