The students stood at the front of the classroom, expressions ranging from bored to nervous visible on their faces.
“Does anyone have any questions for our study abroad alum?” the advisor asked.
A girl in a striped shirt raised her hand. “What was the hardest thing about communicating that you encountered that you weren’t expecting?”
The tallest student responded. “There’s a lot of essential vocab that you are never taught. For example, how do you talk about how you want your hair styled? You can give general indications with the vocab you learn in school, but it won’t be perfect.