Orientation Week is Over!

xiaobo xia
January 30, 2015






The two-week Orientation finally came to an end today. By this end of the week, I have experienced emotional turbulence including homesick, real sickness including diarrea and cold, last but not the least a varying degree of cultural shock, but it is always good to know that I am not the only one who is experiencing these. I am trying to compare these two weeks with the two weeks when I just came to the United States for the first time. They have many similaries and I guess the most important lesson I have learned being abroad for almost six years in the United States is to embrace cultural differences and just keep an open mind. Super excited for tomorrow's excursions to Zamora-Toro! I will come back with more pictures! Hasta Luego!

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<p>Hi I am Summer Xia from Bowdoin College. I have spent 16 years in China, almost 6 years in the United States, and I am ready to take on the journey to Salamanca Spain! I can&#39;t wait to start my exciting journey in Spain, getting to know the people and culture. I love cherishing my life by taking pictures and recording. Music is also my passion, playing oboe and singing my favorite jazz songs have become my daily routine for relaxing.&nbsp;</p>

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