AMSTERDAM: The impact of a free society

Living By 14 abril, 2018 2 Comments

by Amalia Mobley
Amsterdam is a different universe. Throughout my voyage to experience as many different kinds of cities during my last semester abroad, Amsterdam stands out. It’s an extremely progressive city within an extremely progressive country, where things like prostitution are legal. There is one legal product that stands out above the rest: marijuana. The marijuana industry makes it a top destination for college students on their semesters abroad in Europe; while I was there, I definitely saw many young people, but I also saw a handful of older couples looking to try it for the first time. But how do you go about getting your hands on some herb in the first place?

SERVICE: What we can learn from the Japanese

Culture By 6 abril, 2018 No Comments

by Amalia Mobley

Throughout my travels, I feel as though I have seen the most intense extremes of customer service. New York City store clerks and restaurant hosts want to get you served as fast as possible, and for the most part, show very little interest in your wellbeing as a customer. Go in, get your stuff, get out. Living in the big city has made me very used to this kind of behavior, and it never really came across as rude — I was used to impersonal, fast service, and came to expect that from everyone.

SHORT FILM: Participate!

Living By 27 marzo, 2018 1 Comment

D.O. Rueda have announced that submissions are now open for the 3rd online short film festival “Rueda con Rueda”. This competition is supported by the Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI) and the Valladolid County Council in a bid to promote Designation of Origin Rueda among young people and discover budding filmmakers. The best short film will be awarded €5,000. There is no theme required and the short can be filmed anywhere in the world. The main requirement for submission is that at least one bottle of D.O. Rueda white wine must appear in submitted films.

LOVE: How to maintain a relationship abroad

Living By 23 marzo, 2018 No Comments

by Amalia Mobley

To have a long-distance relationship is time consuming and you always have to work on it. In modern times especially young people want and need to travel a lot and their partners can’t always join them. So you either have to decide that you break up, stay home or, as in this case, you try your best to work it out. So if you are far apart, you need to find some ways to deal with it.

GENDER: the importance for a career

Living By 22 marzo, 2018 1 Comment

by Ronja Baerecke

Sexuality and Gender become a more and more important issues in our modern society. Not just in communication, but also in a definition of personality, personal development and as part of growing up. Teens think much more in our days about what sexual orientation they have, about gender policy, transexuality and gays than the generation before did.