In the midst of all the xenophobia occurring in recent politics, I thought it necessary to remind you all of this very important fact: America is international. There seems to be a tendency for people to associate America only with white people and as a place belonging to white people.
Based on recent political developments, I am quite apprehensive about my future here in the US under Trump’s administration. Recent reports have demonstrated that this is a common sentiment amongst international students all over the US. Who could blame us? Especially after
Almost every international student can testify that studying overseas is not always the easiest. There are political, social, and financial problems that come with getting an American degree. Here is a list of the top ten struggles I have as an international student.
I study at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. It is a small, liberal arts school considered to have the second most rigorous academics in the US and one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Unfortunately, the student demographics of this school are not as impressive with 87.3% of students being Caucasian American. This kind of statistic … More Overall Experience Studying in the US
In this digital age, it is imperative to know how to manipulate digital technologies and scrutinize the global public sphere of ideas and information. Media literacy therefore becomes an increasingly important skill and educational necessity. Moreover, the production and distribution of art is moving to online platforms. Therefore it is important to understand how to express oneself … More Working On Multimedia Literacy In My Digital Communications Class
You have probably contemplated on what society will be in decades from now on many occasions. As the world becomes more digitized, and as the internet increasingly takes over our socio-economic interactions, it is understandable to sometimes ponder on what the human condition will be like in the years to come. Researchers at the Pew Research … More Predicting how the internet will impact society
The cell phone is a part pop culture and is increasingly becoming the most used piece of technology globally. Due to the multifaceted nature of cell phones, people are able to conveniently perform various activities using one medium. However, just like any technology that has become conventional, it has shaped modern social interactions as well as the way … More Performing Online: How the cell phone is like a theatre
Media is increasingly becoming more democratized, and social media, more accessible. User generated content can come from practically anyone and anywhere. This can simply be by selling items online or even creating a blog, website, or video series for profit. There are many ways in which