07-10-2012 / Blogs / By Kathalijn Vergeer
Cultural duty: learning by stepping out of your comfort zone
'Cultural duty': spending a year in a culture different than yours. It should be a compulsory part of life. Diving into the deep sea of habits, languages and beliefs that are new, confusing, interesting at the same time. In the last year I experienced how enriching it is to go out of my comfort zone and to be challenged in every thinkable area of life. When I look back at last year, Im proud of how much I learned but even more of the fact that I took the chance and made the change.