My name is Dan and I am a 3rd year music student at Brock University. Since August (and for the remainder of the 2011-12 academic year), I have been on exchange at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro in the USA studying music, meeting other people from around the globe and exploring the rich culture of the American South .
First of all, for those who are convinced that Canada and the United States are basically the same country, think again. My experience here thus far has really opened my eyes to American culture and it has also taught me a great deal about my Canadian identity as well. Of course, we share several commonalities with one another and often times locals have not pinpointed me as a foreigner, yet like it has often been said, “everyone is a foreigner somewhere” – even when one is so close to home!
I invite you to continue to follow my blogs over the next several months as I share my experiences living in the American South. Until next time….