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on July 2, 2015 on 7/2/15

Week 5 – Goodbye Beiwei

5 weeks flew by so quickly. I am glad to say that this trip has played a huge impact on me. I learned how to assimilate to a very foreign culture. I have explored an interesting social entrepreneurship research question. I have traveled so much that my shoes are run down. I have learned so much more in a class – during class – rather than outside homework. I have ridden the bullet train for the first time in my life. I have climbed 3 mountains – let alone one. I have seen beautiful city skylines that I thought I’d only see in famous movies. I have gotten too many Seven Fruit smoothies and dumplings. I have invested quite a lot of money at the Pearl Market. I have become a subway expert – something that I thought I’d never ride. I have made lifelong friends and family. I have experienced both the ups and downs of moving to a new area. I have overcame the living conditions that scared me. This tripped allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and do things I never thought I even had the chance of doing. For this, I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in making this trip of a lifetime possible. I am forever grateful that I had the chance to experience this adventure with really wonderful people. In just a few more days, I will be on a plane heading back to the States with all this knowledge that I have gained in this short span of 5 whole weeks. It has been a blast!