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A Stirling Diary: An Intercultural Story of Communication, Connection, and Coming-Of-Age

Shelley D. Lane

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Hardcover. 392 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.0in.She peered into the steaming crater of Mt. Aetna, slid up an icy mountain in Bavaria, and was marched to a shabby police station in Tunisia. She also had some important decisions to make while she spent her junior year abroad as an exchange student at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Should she remain dependent on her noncommittal boyfriend or should she risk loneliness and abandon her dreams of their future Should she focus on marriage, attend graduate school, or should she begin a career What should she do with her life The rousing narrative in A Stirling Diary chronicles humorous encounters with Brit-speak, rollicking adventures in Europe and Africa, and the appreciation of and affection for the Scottish people. Shelley shares honest and occasionally raw descriptions of her struggles to adapt not only to various cultures but also to discover her own self-worth in the process. A Stirling Diary is not just a fascinating travel journal; its also an inspiring personal story that illustrates the transformation of an insecure young girl to an empowered young woman who looks inward to survive betrayal and depression. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781450240536

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She peered into the steaming crater of Mt. Aetna, slid "up" an icy mountain in Bavaria, and was marched to a shabby police station in Tunisia. She also had some important decisions to make while she spent her junior year abroad as an exchange student at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Should she remain dependent on her noncommittal boyfriend or should she risk loneliness and abandon her dreams of their future? Should she focus on marriage, attend graduate school, or should she begin a career? What should she do with her life?

The rousing narrative in A Stirling Diary chronicles humorous encounters with "Brit-speak," rollicking adventures in Europe and Africa, and the appreciation of and affection for the Scottish people. Shelley shares honest and occasionally raw descriptions of her struggles to adapt not only to various cultures but also to discover her own self-worth in the process.

A Stirling Diary is not just a fascinating travel journal; it's also an inspiring personal story that illustrates the transformation of an insecure young girl to an empowered young woman who looks inward to survive betrayal and depression.

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A Stirling Diary illustrates the personal growth that occurs when immersed in other cultures. From Scotland to the Continent, to North Africa, and to the States, the book describes courage, hope, and survival. -- Ambassador Wayne E. Neill III, USJFCOM Foreign Policy Advisor (Ret.)

A Stirling Diary is a must-read for any student who plans to study abroad. The book provides powerful descriptions of culture shock and reverse culture shock, the struggle to adapt to an unfamiliar educational system, and the joy of international friendships. -- Rodolfo Hernandez, Ph.D., Director, Office of International Education Director, Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies University of Texas at Dallas

If you love Britain, you should definitely read A Stirling Diary. The author's descriptions of London, Stonehenge, the Cotswolds, Loch Lomond, Perth, and of course, Stirling, will satisfy any Anglophile and armchair traveler. -- Tara Lewis, University Academic Advisor, former study-abroad-in-Britain student

The discovery of self-worth and independence are at the heart of A Stirling Diary. The story will resonate with young people on the cusp of adulthood. -- Ruth Anna Abigail, PhD, Curriculum Specialist/Professor, Center for Adult and Professional Studies Azusa Pacific University

A Stirling Diary is a love letter to Scotland. The warmth and hospitality of the people of Stirling are described with fond appreciation. -- Irene Hamilton, Councillor Ward 5, Clackmannanshire East, Clackmannanshire Council

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