When I was traveling through Europe, I thought I should go to study. It’s not just literally studying. I felt it was needed to study be a world journalist. I can learn from people, cultures, and events. I also needed to learn English which enable to me to talk to find the necessary connections to work as a journalist.
First, people from other countries around me are very unique, and Americans are no exception. But before I came here, to be honest, I didn’t like Americans because I had been watching news of mainly bad things about them, and I thought they are self-centered. Since some people, who are interested in international students, invited us to their events almost every Friday, this image has changed in a good way.
Secondly, before I came here, I wondered “What is the American culture?”. It was hard to think because I didn’t know about the country. I thought the country consists of Americans, but it was not limited to that. I can see my country’s culture even in Gadsden. I also can see a lot of other cultures anywhere. In my opinion, American culture consists of all countries in the world. Americans who are educated and traveled are interested in other countries and cultures. I didn’t think that were such people. I met a person that was so impressive. He was an important clue to knowing about the culture.
Finally, my future job is journalism, so I will have to interview people because I will want to do the job myself without the support of a company. Therefore, I will need some connections for the job. Fortunately, as I mentioned before, the U.S. consists of many such people, so I hope to make connections. They have different senses of values to work. I would like to know them. Overall, I know that there are many chances here from people, cultures, and connections. Now is the most important time for me because I have to survive here. I think experience will be an essential thing for my future life, so I want to live seriously for now.