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Rabotski: Culture shock at home
Shannon Rabotski
Though I knew I wouldn’t end up there forever, I was never one of those people who said I could not wait to get out of Monroe and never look back. To me, it has always been home and I am grateful that I grew up somewhere that I can be so proud to call home, but as I watched the snow melt outside my bedroom window while home for our semester break, I couldn’t help but long for a new, much more distant home. I missed speaking a language that was once too confusing, eating food that was once “too different” and walking cobblestone streets that were once foreign.