Podcast Interview With Prof. Beth Salerno From South Korea
October 26, 2007
Can you imagine living in a country where everything you say gets consistently lost in translation? How about the feeling of always being stared at because you look so different? And could you eat food that you don’t even know how to pronounce?
Saint Anselm History Professor Beth Salerno is having just this kind of experience in South Korea, where she is currently living and teaching as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program.
In this podcast, we feature part one of a two-part phone interview with Professor Salerno from her home in South Korea. We discuss why she chose to go to South Korea and live within a culture so very different from her own, the tourist experiences she’s had, and what the food is really like.
She also tells me why she doesn’t always feel so far away from the United States when it comes to her students’ choice of attire.
Professor Salerno is blogging about her adventures in South Korea this entire academic year. She includes entries about her cultural experiences along with many photos documenting her life in Asia. You can access Professor Salerno’s blog at www.anselm.edu/koreablog.
Be sure to look out for part two of my interview where I ask Professor Salerno about living so close to North Korea, the South’s views toward its northern neighbor, and the first thing she wants to do when she returns to the United States.
Photos courtesy of Professor Beth Salerno