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Hello, my name is Joshua or 谢雨泽 and I am in Chinese 2 at Riverdale.

Here are my learning goals for the trip:

  1. I gained a greater appreciation for Chinese culture by immersing myself within Chinese culture during the experience.
  2. I heavily improved my Chinese speaking ability by being more confident and willing to talk in Chinese during the entire trip.
  3. I built a connection with my host family by engaging with them and being eager to learn about their different lifestyle.

My favorite line from the “Why we Travel” article was, “we travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves,” because I feel it relates to the experience I am looking forward to having in China. To discover a different aspect of myself that currently lies dormant is an exhilarating opportunity I will have in China.