Cultural appropriation and Music

There has been an ongoing trend in the music industry of cultural appropriation and many artists have been called out on it. So what is it? Cultural appropriation can be defined as adopting cultural aspects such as dance, dress, music, language and religious symbols from a culture other than your own, without recognising the history…

Aussie Slang and International Students

Research shows that there are a number of difficulties that international students face when adjusting to life in Australia. These include, homesickness, financial difficulty, loneliness, isolation from other classmates, and problems dealing with university staff and other authorities. Yet the biggest problem is language difficulties. Many international students spend years learning to speak English, yet…

Globalisation

Globalisation is the removal of barriers between countries creating an increase in interdependence, interactivity, interconnectedness and the instantaneous exchange of information. This interconnectedness is influenced by technological development as well as economic, political and military interest. It is an ongoing process that links people, cities and countries closer together than ever before. Our lives have…