Blog 4-Cross Cultural Learning

Adapting to something new in a foreign country can be terribly frustrating. While in Argentina, nothing has been more frustrating then adapting to the language. Things such as buying snacks and ordering food becomes so complicated that you question whether or not you communicated effectively. It’s even more frustrating thinking you talked to someone correctly and they totally misinterpreted what you said. For instance, when in a restaurant ordering steak, you don’t use the Spanish word for rare. you use some other term to get your steak ordered correctly. Living in a country where The primary language is English, you really take for granted all the things that are associated with that. Hopefully in trips ahead I can better prepare myself for the language spoken abroad.

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