Hi everyone! I’m Sophie. I just graduated high school and decided to take a gap year to explore and gain a better understanding of the world. I’m excited to go to China because of the rich history and because I want to gain more insight on different cultures.
I live outside of Philadelphia and I’ve always been interested in other places and history. One thing I love to do is pottery, especially wheel thrown pottery. I also like to cook (my little sister tells me I make great applesauce, but my favorite dish to make is shepard’s pie) and so I’m excited to try new foods in China. My current favorite color is green, but like a dark forest green. I’m also ambidextrous – sort of. Some of my favorite bands of all time are Styx and Abba, mostly because they are my family’s go-to CD’s for long car rides and I know all the words to the songs. I’m also a fan of Marvel and I think I’m like the only person under twenty who didn’t already know the ending of The Sixth Sense – I was flabbergasted.
I’m really excited to meet everyone and go on this adventure together. I love hiking and I’m looking forward to seeing some new landscapes and meet interesting people along the way. I’ve never been to any country in Asia before, and so I’m very curious and excited to learn more about China’s philosophy and way of life – and experience it first hand.