Tag Archive: Culture Exchange

August 22nd, 2015 by | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  I recently finished reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book, “Lean In.”  This book speaks about gender inequality that still exists in the United States.  While women in the United States today have more choices than ever when it comes to deciding how to live their live, they are still facing barriers […]

February 11th, 2015 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Last week, when Samuel, my work supervisor, handed me an invitation to a wedding, he said to me, “This is a historical, once in a life time wedding. A woman with disability is getting married.” In Cameroon, marriage is one of the greatest challenges in the population of women with disability. Majority of women with […]

January 19th, 2015 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

This is a long overdue blog post.  This photo essay features an upper-middle class, modern host family with whom I lived in Mengong, a rural village just outside of Ebolowa, during training.  The photos give the Americans and other foreigners an insight into the life of a group of Cameroonians in a home.  While most […]

December 29th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

December is a time of the year when many people in the United States get into holiday festive mode. Christmas decorations go up everywhere, both outside, on the buildings and streets and inside the buildings. Towns and cities are lit up with beautiful lights at night as most homes adorn Christmas lights and many trees […]

November 4th, 2011 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

AFS-Hosting, a student exchange organization, asks on Facebook, Did you watch Glee this week? What was your favorite part involving Rory, the new exchange student, and did it seem realistic? I’m not going to deny that I that love Glee to death.  Rory is a great new addition and is indeed magical as his voice couldn’t […]