Magazine article International Educator

Epiphany

Magazine article International Educator

Epiphany

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION administrators are often ced with the delicate task of balancing our need to "get the job done" as quickly and efficiently as possible with understanding and cultural sensitivity for our overseas partners who sometimes work at a much more, let's say, "relaxed" pace. My absolute favorite program is also my most frustrating program, located in Italy. As international educators, we work to eradicate the "ugly American" persona, but there have been times when I've urgently needed to get hold of a transcript, an acceptance letter, or even just needed someone to answer the phone or respond to an e-mail message, and I have wondered why they cannot be more like us.

My site visit to Italy with my six-month old daughter, Emily, changed all that. She wasn't supposed to come with me, but due to unforeseen circumstances I had no other choice, so there I was on an official visit with an infant in tow. I was so embarrassed to have to explain this to my partners; I was so sorry for the inconvenience that I had caused, and worried about what I would do for childcare. …

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