I chose this program because I wanted to experience my Chinese roots in a different way. Being Chinese-American, all of my relatives are still in China and I visited them many times growing up. However, I never studied there on my own.
This past year was full of tumultuous political tension in the United States, and I personally felt lost about what my identity meant to me. So, I decided I needed to go do some soul-searching and find out who I really was.