"As members of the global community, we are responsible for understanding the cultural diversity present in our world. Encountering a culture in its native environment allows us to re-evaluate our own culture and appreciate the common human dignity found in all peoples."
Whether it's experiencing the cultures of the local communities around you or of those abroad, everywhere you go has their own unique culture. I truly believe that completely immersing yourself in another culture is the best way to learn about another culture and its people.
One of the most important things I've learned from interacting with other cultures is the importance of family and community. Experiencing the strong sense of community in the different places I have come in contact with has been truly inspiring. Everyone plays an active role in helping to support their communities and their neighbors. There is a large emphasis that is placed on building relationships with one another, and this has motivated me to continue to become involved in the different communities that I am apart of.
"Yesterday, I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi