Acting Professional in Latin America Versus the U.S.

Story and photo by Daniella Emami | emami.d@husky.neu.edu Functional, positive work environments are difficult to achieve regardless of cultural barriers. However, intercultural work environments can prove to be quite the challenge- and often pose the threat of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and hurt feelings. I have personally experienced all of these emotions while working in professional contexts throughout…

Inequality Reflection: Mexico, India and the U.S

Story by Pedro Falcon | falcon.p@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu “We reserve the right of admission”, I read on the door of McDonalds as I excitedly walked into the fast food chain on a night in Kolkata. I didn’t really pay attention to the sign, I was craving food and French fries — nothing in…

The U.S. and Cuba

Story by Tim Ballesteros | Ballesteros.t@husky.neu.edu Photo by William Everett Bryan | bryan.w@husky.neu.edu 1961 is the year the United States cut off all diplomatic ties with Cuba. Two years earlier, Fidel Castro came to power in an overthrow of former Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. With his Communist ideology, Castro nationalized American-dominated industries such as mining and sugar,…

Costa Rica: A Beautiful Accident

Story by Allen Meringolo | meringolo.a@husky.neu.edu Photo by Yasmeen Al-Haj | alhaj.y@husky.neu.edu I ended up in Costa Rica for Summer 2 almost entirely by accident.  In late January, I decided I wanted to go to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the Emerging Market program.  I wrote an application essay, highlighting my goal of being “a global leader” in…

Olympics in Brazil

Story by Kathleen Brown | brown.kath@husky.neu.edu Photo by Madlen Gubernick | gubernick.ma@husky.neu.edu On August 5th, 2016, Rio de Janeiro will open its arms to athletes, spectators, and leaders from across the globe for the 31st Summer Olympics in what many are already calling the most important day in the city’s history. With a total estimated budget of…