I had the opportunity to meet with one of the global experience classes at the Global Experience Center. Marlie (my classmate) and I introduced ourselves by sharing some of the things we enjoy; we also spoke about the noticeable differences between America and South Korea that we have experienced in our short time of being in the country.
For example, the scarcity of trash cans on the street; most Korean people take their trash home, separate it, and recycle it. I think Americans should adopt this way of thinking to better maintain the environment.
Additionally, we were able to sit down with the high school students and learn a little about what they like to do. Some of their interests were similar to ours, such as the music they enjoy; many mentioned American artists like Arianna Grande and Rihanna. Kids are kids all over; they were shy, excited, and giggly while talking with us.
The school also has a three day global learning program were students are able to learn about American history, help with their English skills, and create fun art.
One of the great things I noticed about the school is that the professor also is prepared to discuss serious issues with the students. One of the subjects for the class will be on body image. I think it’s important to discuss these kind of global issues with children to help them realize how unique and special they are. I think classes like this should be offered to American high school students (if they dont already exsist).