I’ve written about the “ugly American” syndrome. I’ve written about the value of going abroad to learn about your host country and yourself. And today, I’m apologizing for what I expect will be nothing by an “ugly American explosion” in the country that gave the world Michelangelo, DaVinci and Botticelli.
This spring, we are sending Italy some of the least cultured media/pop culture that the United States has to offer, a show called the Jersey Shore. One of the more notable characters we are sharing is “Snooki.” (This young woman was arrested for public intoxication in the stateside version of the reality show she is on – called “The Jersey Shore.” I wonder if MTV cares that it is sending her to a country where public intoxication is not well tolerated. Then again, I wonder if the Italian government cares – they apparently are granting her a visa!)
If you read Melibee regularly, you know I’m a big fan of documentaries. I have written extensively about Crossing Borders, a film that I think should be screened everywhere! This weekend, I watched a terrific documentary from China entitled “Please Vote for Me.” Here is the trailer: This film chronicles 3 adorable eight year old […]
Journalism student, Mitch Smith from University of Nebraska, reports on his time abroad with NY Times journalist, Nicholas Kristof.
Missy Gluckmann, Founder of Melibee Global, interviews Michael Despines, Sustainability Consultant, regarding issues of climate change/sustainability and international education.
Today’s guest blog is written by Ms. Sarah DeHayes. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Sarah when we both worked in the International Assignment Services division at Cartus. Sarah is an immensely talented woman – one of the well traveled that I know (she recently returned from Bhutan!) and truly an authentic soul. She […]
Living near New York City (NYC) has its perks. I had the pleasure of attending the NYC Food & Climate Summit this past weekend. My interest in doing so was to better understand the relationship between food and the climate, especially in light of the talks in Copenhagen this past week. This summit introduced me […]