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Hi everyone, my name is Claudia, and I am very excited for the China trip! I am a current sophomore at Riverdale, and I am also in Chinese two. My goals for China are:

  1. I have immersed myself in the Chinese culture by being open to try new foods and allow myself to experience the differences between Chinese and American culture.
  2. I have connected with my host family by pushing myself to make conversations even when it was difficult.
  3. I have gotten to know/continued relationships with people in the group by taking the time to chat with everyone.

Quote:  “It [traveling]does involve, for some of us, the chance to be transnational in a happier sense, able to adapt anywhere, used to being outsiders everywhere and forced to fashion our own rigorous sense of home.”