29 Dec 2019

My final reflections on my VCU Study Abroad experience in Qatar. The last post in my Qatar collection.

22 Dec 2019

This is going to be a very short post, you guys, about a topic I’m clearly passionate about. What topic, you may be wondering? Travelling. Not just any travelling, though. This post is specifically about the ability to country-hop in Qatar as an exchange student. It’...

15 Dec 2019

My experience with culture shock in Qatar was unexpected and felt far from the type of “culture shock” that had been described to me, to the point where I didn’t even realize I was experiencing culture shock until I reflected back on my time in the country. So, that’s...

8 Dec 2019

You ever seen jokes about American patriotism? Those over the top images of eagles and guns and fireworks and men wearing American flag bandanas with reflections of the American flag in their aviator sunglasses, standing proudly in front of an American flag? That’s wha...

1 Dec 2019

The official language of Qatar is Arabic, but here’s the thing: 90% of the country is expatriate and most of these expats come from South & Southeast Asian countries. This means languages like Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and Tagalog are the native tongues of most of the popu...

24 Nov 2019

While I was here, I got a feeling that Qatar as a whole deeply understood and valued the relationships between art, design, history, culture, and their vision of the future. It was exciting to experience everything the country had put, was putting, and was planning to...

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Nia Alexander Campbell is an artist and writer from Richmond, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in...


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