For most students on their first travel outside of the United States, the hardest part of adjusting to foreign territory is the language barrier. But for students traveling to Singapore, adapting to the country is significantly easier because the official business language of Singapore is English. Not only is it easier for Americans to adjust, but Singapore is extremely safe with one of the lowest crime rates in the world. If you're still not sold, Singapore has been ranked by World Bank Group as the number one country for Doing Business in both 2014 & 2015.
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Bright and early Thursday morning we made our way to Wendy's - that's right, the same Wendy's that happens to be headquartered right at Ohio States's hometown in Columbus, OH, more than 9400 miles away. The Wendy's executives challenged the Wendy's at fisher to explore how Wendy's can create value for its customers and compete with the local food centers, often referred to as hawker centers.
....Is not a phrase that you will hear in Singapore, even at the local Wendy’s. Though you may be asked if you would like to add some fried rice or green tea. When it comes to food and drink, Singaporean cuisines are, as expected, very different from the dishes you will find in the United States but have an unparalleled freshness and deliciousness. What’s even better? You can get a full meal for less than $5.
It is hard to believe I have already been abroad for almost 100 days. Though the semester has flown by it seems like Welcome Week and September were days ago. I feel now is a great time to reflect on my time abroad so far before writing one final post to conclude my experience! While I have learned I am not meant to live abroad for the long-term, I would not trade this experience for anything. I absolutely loved learning about a country that not only is rich in culture and tradition, but is also where my family is from.