The life in the United States has made me more self-reliant and benefited me a lot. Because of cultural differences, like other Chinese students, I need to change myself in order to adapt to the new environment, thus studying and living better in the country. First of all, there is a change in the schedule. In China, we are accustomed to turning off the lights on time and getting up early for class. However, during our study in the United States, we need to adjust our schedule properly. Second, it is the change in food. Food in the United States is very different from that in China, and I could not bear the American food in the beginning. As our parents are separated from us by a Pacific Ocean, we need to learn to take care of ourselves. In a foreign country, Chinese students have a stronger sense of collective, patriotism and honor. We help each other and discuss with each other on any event, and we have become quite close friends. Like other students, I have experienced many things that I have never experienced before whether in study or in life. There are joys and sorrows. But whether happy or sad, I grew up a lot, had a clearer goal, and knew how to work hard.
It's been two days since I returned to China, but the period of studying, living and traveling in the United States still often came to my mind. I think it's a very valuable experience. Not only have we experienced totally different teaching methods and natural scenery, but also we can come to contact with the lifestyle, concepts and humanistic atmosphere of the people in the world’s largest economy in person. I believe that all of us have learnt something in the trip.
Su Shao Bo