With just over a month left here in Prague, I am starting to think about returning into the United States and Colby. While I have enjoyed my time abroad there are many aspects of American life I miss a lot. An interesting aspect of dining abroad is the service is nothing like the States. The waiters and waitresses do not work for tips therefore the time and quality of service is mediocre. That does not mean the staff is unfriendly, but it takes longer in between their check-ins as well as only one maybe two times to order. The pace of dining is significantly slower than back home as most people like to enjoy their meals and company. We tend to hurry our meals at restaurants compared to here.
I am not worried about reintegrating back into life at home and school because life in Prague as well as other European countries is not that different from the U.S.. While there are many minor differences and quirks about each place, it is not like my life has become vastly different. It will be interesting to handle dining hall life as we cook in our apartment or go out to eat for a much lower price than back home. Overall however, it is going to be weird living back in Waterville as opposed to a city of one million people. Other than that one major difference, I expect to reintegrate back into life quite smoothly.