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“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.”

I think to be a god traveler one needs to be open to everything and have a very curious nature and an open mind. A good traveler travels because they want to learn new things, but they’re not sure what they’re looking for yet. This quote to me means exactly this, it shows the importance of traveling by following your own instinct and making the most out of each situation you encounter. A good traveler wants to learn new things, and sometimes this is only achieved by not making plans and simply living in the moment and seeing where things take you.


My name is Renata and I am a junior. I love taking mandarin because ever since I started taking the class, I feel like a whole new window has been opened for me. I have been learning a lot about the language, the people, and the culture, and I am fascinated by everything I’ve learned. I’m going on this trip because I am excited to see everything for myself and live it firsthand, instead of in a classroom quite literally on the other side of the globe.