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Intro

In July 2013, I moved from Mexico to the United States with the simple intention of experiencing what it was like to live in another country and practice the English I had learned in school, along with my mom and my sister. But little did I know that that the 1 year we had planned to leave would turn into 5 and that the person who would come back, would be nothing like the one who left.

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The Unexpected Language Barrier

As previously mentioned, I was born and raised in Mexico City. Therefore, my first language is Spanish.
​Shocking but true, one of my biggest cultural shocks happened when I met others who spoke Spanish but I didn't feel understood.  
Here's what I experienced and learned from that unexpected but significant situation...

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