One big reason I want to go to China is to try new Chinese foods. I have been learning about the Chinese foods in Chinese class for years. I also want to see the scenery of China. I'd like to see the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. I have only seen China in movies. I bet it will be even better in person. I have never been to Asia before. I have only been as far as Central America. This is a great chance to represent my school and America well. When I come back, I would tutor other students.
This trip will be educational. I will get a chance to expand my Chinese vocabulary. When I listen to people speak in Chinese all day, I will be able to pick-up new words. I can get better at ordering food too. I will know so many words that I can teach my brother how to say "I'd like a bowl of fried rice with chives please." I don't know how to say chive in Chinese now, but I will after I go to China. When I come back, you would hear the improvement in my speaking and see the difference in my writing.
I am intrigued about learning Chinese. I love it for many reasons. One reason is it is one of the best subjects in school. It is so interesting and fun that I wish we had more Chinese time. I also like it because knowing Chinese opens up a lot of job opportunities. I could be a translator. Chinese is very interesting.
I think studying abroad will be hard, but it will help me grow. I will have to know Chinese really well to do what the teacher is asking me to do. There will probably be very little English spoken. It will feel like I am in college. My classmates and I will help each other understand. I think we will have an opportunity to share our culture. I think studying abroad will showcase my independence. This will help me understand the daily life of Chinese people.
I have many reasons I want to go to China that I shared in this essay. One big reason is I want to try new Chinese foods I have never tried before. Another thing I talked about is which aspects of the trip I think will be most useful for me and my future learning of Chinese. The third thing I talked about was what interests me most about learning Chinese. The last thing I talked about was what expectations I have when it comes to studying Chinese abroad. I hope you will help fund me for this trip.
By: Jassiem Konrad
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