Even though my root is Chinese because both of my parents are from China, I have learned much more about the way of life in china, the custom of china, and the festivals of china. I have learned what people usually do during the spring festival, which is different from what I known. Moreover, besides having fun with my two friends by travelling to others cities, I experienced and gained more knowledge about the history and culture of this country.
Growing up in a third world country, Peru, I always had to take in the good and the bad, more good than bad sometimes, but I ended up loving it and calling it home. China has given me another view on how the world is. There are some things you will never forget and this is at the top of the list. When you read about places you forget, when you see places you remember and when you do, you understand and that is what I have come to appreciate from this whole experience.
Studying abroad is a grand journey that students can embark on throughout their college years; it does not only provide the experience of visiting a foreign country, but it is an opportunity that the individual has to learn about the country’s history, customs, people, traditions and language on a more personal note.