Speakers Peter Christopher & Leanne Johnson - Albania - So Similar, So Different

Peter Christopher, Professor of Mathematical Sciences at WPI, and Leanne Johnson, Assistant Director of the Global Perspective Program, examine the differences that students may experience between their homes and the culture in Albania.

"WPI students will be going to the new Albania Project Center in term B13. In the capital city of Tirana they may find daily living not exactly like being at home, but not unlike what they might experience in other cosmopolitan cities. Rural Albania is another story. Yet even in Tirana, our students are likely to experience at least a form of culture confusion, if not culture shock. Recognizing and dealing with the differences, particularly the subtle ones, in the Albanian way of life will be an important part of our students' experience."

Professor Peter Christopher (Mathematical Sciences)

title="Assistant Director Leanne Johnson">Leanne Johnson (Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division)

April 23, 2013

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