The Culture And Customs Of China Essay

1072 Words Feb 27th, 2016 null Page
I seem to be attracted to travelling more so than the average person, and I hope to one day explore each continent, even Antarctica. There was a variety of reasons that initially motivated me to apply to Innovate, the main reason being that the program provided opportunities for me to experience the business and cultural aspects of a country completely foreign to me. Learning about the culture and customs of China as well as other countries is something that has always fascinated me. I believe that knowing more about other countries provides a foundation for tolerance and acceptance that is vital to improving basic human rights. As a student in engineering, being aware of global issues and how to improve the lives of people around the world through technological advancements is something that I find essential.
Specifically, I enjoy learning about the customs and traditions of the Chinese and how they value family and team progress versus self-progression, which contrasts the behaviors of westernized countries. These ideals are evident even through their language; they speak with more emphasis on teamwork and family honor. Through this study abroad trip and learning opportunity, I hope to understand more about these customs and ideals firsthand rather than by simply reading an article that may be biased or may not give as much detail as I would like. In Where Underpants Come From, Joe Bennett describes in great detail the mannerisms and idiosyncrasies of the Chinese people.…

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