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Describe a significant experience from the past two years whichrequired you to interact with someone outside of your own social orcultural group ethnic religious geographic socioeconomic etc Howdid this impact you What did you learn and what surprised youIn my search of an extraordinary and unforgettable summer I foundmyself looking through the window of a plane beside a stranger Aftersaying goodbye to my family I was finally embarking myself to a summercamp or at least thats what I thought before getting there Thenervousness and excitement were filling my mind as I arrived but Inever consider the possibility of knowing people so different comingfrom all different parts of the world I arrived just in time for the sunset to Toronto and my next stop wasLakefield International Camp By the time I went to bed that day I metpeople all the way from Mexico to Japan and more I remember that until3rd grade I always thought my country was big my teacher at the timegave us a world map and made us guess where the Dominican Republic wasWe all failed by pointing big countries until the teacher had to findit for us a point so small you could barely see Since that day Ibecame engaged with the curiosity of life in other countries Having theopportunity to share with people all around the world during my summermade me realize that even the things we didnt pay attention to canshape us Such things as just how the education system works or how some booksare written right to left instead of how we usually read them Whatreally surprised me about learning from different cultures and learningnew words was the way we were all connected and share our thoughts bythe same language My camp was for us to practice english so didntmatter if you were japanese russian mexican german or french If youspoke english you already were able to have friends thats what reallycaught my attention The connection we can
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