This really helped me stay out of the tourist bubble and away from areas where foreigners accumulated.
Meeting locals was so valuable to me because it let me see the differences among Batswana of different ages, genders, regions, backgrounds, and personal interests, and gave me a deeper understanding of Tswana culture.
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When I decided to study abroad in Botswana, I did not expect to date while I was there.
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The most obvious example was the sexual harassment women dealt with and most people accepted as a typical feature of masculinity.
Before I knew it, I was making tons of friends, joining school clubs, frequenting music venues… I found out that fulfilling the fantasy of a foreign romance is not as easy as movies have you believe, but it is a good way to learn about another culture.
I prepared by researching the country’s beautiful landscapes, local cuisine, famous art, and incredible wildlife.
I was excited to engage with locals of course, but dating was the last thing on my mind, with so many other activities to pursue.
These are some of my experiences dating in a non-Western culture, but I believe they can apply to many types of relationships, especially cross-cultural. It involves many subtle cues and nuances in communication.
Even if your partner speaks your language, they still may not understand your style of communication, your expectations, or the dating “games” unspoken in your culture.Similarly, your outfit choice can mean little in one culture but carry very clear suggestions in another.