Mitch Peiffer


University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Misc Culture Differences

Mitch Peiffer February 17, 2017

I'll start with pancakes. In Scotland, pancakes are a breakfast food. As far as pancake-eating conduct goes, that is the only thing we have in common. In Scotland, pancakes come in clear plastic packages in the dining hall. You grab a pancake, a pack… More

Ceilidh and Cathedral

Mitch Peiffer February 6, 2017

This past Friday, I went to a school-sponsored dance. It was less the type of dance that we might be used to; it was advertised as a type of traditional Scottish dancing event called a Ceilidh (pronounced KAY-LEE). On arrival, I paid the entrance fee… More

Guns, Coins and Classes

Mitch Peiffer January 19, 2017

As it happens, the stereotype that Americans are the most gun-happy people in the world is false. In fact, the people at the University of Aberdeen Rifle Club were surprised to hear that American Universities generally don’t allow any kind of guns or… More

First Impressions

Mitch Peiffer January 13, 2017

When my fellow study abroad classmates and I got to our residence hall at the University of Aberdeen, the first person we met in the lobby was a second-semester first year from Venice who happened to be checked in already, but we didn’t know she was a… More

Newer Posts