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Between diversity, lost identity?

It is already my third year in America as an international student, but I still wonder what diversity means? Does it mean gathering people from all around the world to a same place? Does it mean sharing knowledge, opinion, and culture from defferent backgrouds? The gap between international and domestic is so huge that I have to bridge language gap, culture gap, even personality gap to get to the other side compeletely. If I go ahead to bridge all the gaps, I certainly will lost part of my identity. But if I don't go ahead and stop at where I am, I can't get to the other side. Walking in the middle of the bridge is what I feel right now.

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Halfway

It's been a big challange but it's also a great chance for me to read and write the analytical essays. The class, both classmates and teacher, helps me push myself to get my own ideas systematically and deeper. I did not usually ask myself why I think in this way or that way. But now I started asking myself more questions. I found out many things that I am not sure about, and I started doubting them. Since I am from China, and I have been received Chinese education for my previous school education, I like to compare the things in education between USA and China. Education purpose, education method, students tendency or common characters, etc. Through reading lots of different kinds of opinions, I get to know what other people think about the questions in education. I shall get to talk more next half semester. Overall, it's been really nice. Thank you guys!

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access to education, and education accesses to...?

It's been a hard time for me to organize this essay.

I've been thinking from a very macro way when I first tried to writing it. Then I realized there are some actual stories happened around me. 

Mom always liked to tell those stories happened in her generation. I think it would be interesting if I write them down and evaluate them from the aspective of access and education. 

Education does change one's life routine. At least that is true in China. I learned it from my mom and her sisters's families. It's quite amazing that I look it from a different perspective other than just listen to what my mom thinks about her sister and herself.

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Hey everybody! This is Pan.

Hi everyone!

I'm Pan Hu from Beijing, China. I studied at a private international high school which teaches IB program. It's kind of unique in China because all the Chinese local schools teach students in order to help them get through a BIG exam which named GAOKAO. It is extremely tough because it's not a pass/not pass exam, it's a ranking exam, and it can only be taken once. Just a small percentage of students who did well on that exam can go to the those great Universities, otherwise they will fail.

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Hey everybody! This is Pan.

Hi everyone!

I'm Pan Hu from Beijing, China. I studied at a private international high school which teaches IB program. It's kind of unique in China because all the Chinese local schools teach students in order to help them get through a BIG exam which named GAOKAO. It is extremely tough because it's not a pass/not pass exam, it's a ranking exam, and it can only be taken once. Just a small percentage of students who did well on that exam can go to the those great Universities, otherwise they will fail.

Luckily, I did not study for the Gaokao. I chose three classes that interest me which are economics, philosophy, and physics. I enjoyed the small size class which students and teachers can have some interactions. We could even doubt what teacher said and pointed out the flawless. Education should be a process which students actively pursuing knowledge by learning the new things and finding out what contracted what they believed before. That's what I am looking for.

Improving the reading and writing skills are also my goal for this esem class.

When we put ourselves into some categorizes, I first thought of what my hobbies are, and what really matter to me. Kind of most of the students did the same things. We actually looked into ourselves rather than state our identities. I found that really interesting.

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