Outdoor Cultures

The New York Times had a nice little piece about UM's wildlife program, and how it attracts students from all over the world. They noticed a few differences about Montana:

“When you walk down the street in Missoula, people you don’t know say hi to you,” said Yi-ru Chen, who added that they do not do that in Taiwan, where she came from to study songbirds.

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There are other cultural differences. Some of the students wondered why one of the “frequently asked questions” in school materials was whether students could bring their rifles to school. (They are used for hunting and the answer is yes, but they must be kept locked in a gun-storage area and are not allowed in classrooms or common areas.)

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