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By CHIU Lai Yu Bonnie, Hong Kong ScholarDay 32 I have been travelling in the United States for more than a month now. Every day is meaningful! Every day is enjoyable! I just cannot believe that I am actually counting down the final days of this program…

Beyond Cultural Boundaries by Agnes Jacob-Nepomuceno, SUSI 2014 (IIJ Blog)

Beyond Cultural Borders     Agnes Jacob-Nepomuceno, Ed.D.     SUSI 2014 Scholar, Philippines                   “The ultimate test of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and moments of convenience, but where he…

OMG! I have been proven wrong…USA is not what I saw on TV. (IIJ Blog)

By Brenda BukowaBefore 19th June 2014, I dreaded the thought of living or even studying in the USA. I had the image of USA that depicted a country that doesn’t sleep, I country full of crime and a country that has celebrities at every corner and papa…

It is not Guns N’ Roses. (IIJ Blog)

The road to Chillicothe, Ohio, reminded me the surroundings of Valdivia, a small city in the South of Chile, where meandering rivers and native forest providing a kind of eternal mist, create an atmosphere similar to that of the tales of knight-errantr…

Boundaries (IIJ Blog)

By Maggie KruegerSweat is a very peculiar thing. As one collects precipitation pouring from any and every pore, eventually a chilling breeze causes the body to shiver. We become so damp from our own efforts of reducing bodily heat that finally we becom…

The US you don’t see in the media – Little cities of black diamonds (IIJ Blog)

by Radu Meza There is much to be said about US culture, and when looking at it exclusively through the overwhelming, globalized media output some of the finer points might elude us and even a keen analyst of popular culture might be tempted to reach mi…

Searching for the “real American food” (IIJ Blog)

By Lorna ChacónCosta RicaWhat’s the “real American food”? I asked this question as soon as I arrived to Athens, Ohio, for a six week program on journalism and media, at the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI). The SUSI was funded through a grant give…

दुराका कुरा: प्रसंग हाँसो र रोदनको (IIJ Blog)

दुराका कुरा: प्रसंग हाँसो र रोदनको:  -यमबहादुर दुरा   लोग्ने मान्छे भएर रुन हुन्न रे…’ योगेश

Copying China Business Models In The U.S. Catches On As A New Tech Startup Trend – Quite the Reverse! (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

Globally minded startup teams in the U.S. are beginning to adopt Chinese business models and getting funding from American venture capitalists with China experience. An example of this newly unfolding trend is Curse, Inc., an online gaming media comp…

Ruins (IIJ Blog)

Maggie KruegerNEW DELHI – The idea of “ruin,” defined as the “the physical destruction or disintegration of something” is reserved for the most devastating of circumstances when used as an adjective. “Ruin” when referring to someone’s car…