Day 28: Why I Came to Microcampus
Why I came to Microcampus. That is a question I never really had the answer to, because my answer was always changing. At first, the reason as to why I wanted to come to Microcampus was because I wanted to see China without all of the cars, technology, and the noise. But after 27 days in the village, my answer is still uncertain, because there are so many reasons as to why I came to Microcampus. Now as my time is now up in the village, I know that Microcampus is worth coming to and being a part of since I have learnt so much about myself and the people around me. When I talk about people, I am not only talking about my peers, I am also talking about my teachers and the people here in the village. I know that I came to Microcampus to expand intercultural understanding, but at first I didn't really know what it meant, now I know.
If I were to come to Microcampus again, I know the reasons as to why I would sign up would be different. It would not be to see China outside of its 'bubble', it would be to understand the people in the village better and to grow more as a person. This journey has been truly amazing. No words can describe the journey that we have embarked on, because all these memories that are captured in pictures and videos cannot be spoken in words, they will be with us forever. These are the memories that shape us and that have changed us, so these memories will forever be remembered.
This journal post, this day marks the end of a chapter, but it marks the beginning of another one.