The we versus I culture: putting relationships first

Throughout my time in Malaysia, the one thing that really stood out to me about the culture is their emphasis on building relationships. Personal relationships are incredibly important in all Asian cultures, but especially in Malaysian culture; it is all about the collective rather than the individual. Before I left for Malaysia, I made plans [...]

BullMeetsWorld, San Jose

Meet Adriano, a 24-year-old Costa Rican student from La Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. He currently studies literature and spends his time working at the local libreria in San Jose based just three blocks from ILISA, the language program that USF attended. Adriano takes pride in writing and his ability to sway people with his [...]

One Day Trip to Trier: Germany’s Oldest City (#BullsMeetWorld)

Last Saturday, my friend Tatyana and I visited a friend of mine in Trier, the oldest city in Germany. To be honest, hearing how old the city was, I was not expecting much except for Roman ruins and empty streets. Yet, to my surprise, Trier far exceeded my expectations. For this post, I would like [...]

BullsMeetWorld – Hiroshima – Nakamichi Nobuhiro

This is Nakamichi Nobuhiro-san, an okonomiyaki chef in Hiroshima. My friends and I went out to eat for both of the nights we were in Hiroshima because of his incredible personality and great food. The first night we came with a group of about 15 people, so the interaction wasn’t as personal, but for the [...]