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The Local-Foreigner

Published by Young Park
Why do I feel so comfortable here? Standing on the tram during my daily morning commute, I watched the familiar…
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Zemun, a municipality of Belgrade

Strangeness and Familiarity

Published by Carter Teng
The progression of my homesickness was alarming. I had been in Belgrade for less than two weeks when I changed…
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Hungary’s War on Human Rights

Published by Dillon Leovic
“The police grabbed the first man they saw. They grabbed him and started beating him with their batons. There was…
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Published by Brian Englar
(This blog is from the Summer of 2016.) For the third consecutive summer, DukeEngage has sent a group of Duke students…
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Helping Hand

Published by James Wang
(This blog is from the Summer of 2016.) “Burger?” A refugee came to my window of the Info Park “No,…
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DukeEngage Serbia student with NGO Atina

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Published by Elena Lokman
(This blog is from the Summer of 2016.) I’ve grown up around very passive women, so I have always thought…
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Cultural Barriers

Published by Grant Goettel
(This blog is from the Summer of 2016.) I think the biggest culture shock I have had so far is…
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A McDonalds in Serbia


Published by Matt Kirshner
(This blog is from the Summer of 2016.) High school and university textbooks describe a process called “McDonaldization” where foreign…
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