• ตําถั่วอเมริกัน ถึงแม้ตัวจะอยู่ไกลแต่ใจไม่เคยห่าง

    One of the most distinguishable features of a country is its food. As an international student studying overseas, I am constantly searching for the most authentic Thai food near campus. Dining hall experiences have been quite enlightening and also surprisingly tasty at times.

  • 谈谈歧视

    Many Chinese people perceive themselves as victims of discrimination in the United States. In this article, Yifu takes a closer look at the nature of discrimination and what Chinese people can do about it.

  • Lingua afiada

    Helder Toste BK ’16 describes his misadventure​s in Portuguese at a restaurant in Hawaii, where customers were shocked by a Portuguese word that closely resembles an English swear word.

  • Guía a las idiosincrasias lingüísticas de Auvillar

    In a series of short vignettes, Edward explores the comic interactions that result from linguistic misunderstandings in the quaint little town of Auvillar.

  • 뭐가 대수야?

    A young girl falls in love with Korean traditional dance, and hopes to spread its beauty across America. However, she is confronted with the cultural arrogance of the established Western Dance scene.

  • 異文化の身体的接触の勘違い

    Physical contact is treated differently in American and Japanese culture. Sometimes students learning a language fail to understand the culture that accompanies it.

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Issue #7: "Come Again?"

In our seventh issue, Accent explores phenomena of confusion and misunderstanding through articles on misconceptions at home, at Yale and across borders.

Wiedervereint U.S., Zu Hause Oklahoma!

By Caroline Kulmhofer, University of Graz CCC

Reunited U.S., I’m home Oklahoma!

I just have been here and already back. After briefly going home to...

Metrópolis, sin fin / Metropolis, Neverending

By Omegar Chavolla-Zacarias, BR ’16 Omegar reflects on his relationship with the city he knows best.

It took about an hour to hike to the top....

Рассказ о двух городах

By Andrew Brod, BK 2017

A comparison of my impressions of St. Petersburg and Moscow.

 

St. Petersburg and Moscow form one of the central oppositions in Tolstoy’s...

在中国最难忘一件事

By Alexandra Lombardo, JE 2018

Trying to live life in China as a white person means a whole new set of experiences.

 

When I first arrived...

Офисная суета

By Irina Gavrilova, BK’17 An overview of my first month as the Steppenwolf for Young Adults Summer Intern.

As hard as it is to believe it,...

Trouvez l’origine

By Dasia Moore, PC 2018 A reflection on both personal and social origins, set against the backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina.

Families often tell origin stories—the...

การเริ่มต้นของการผจญภัยอันใหม่

By Sandy Wongwaiwate, 2017 This summer, I received an amazing opportunity to go study in China at Harvard Beijing Academy for two months and also...