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I was fortunate enough to travel to 12 countries in 11 weeks and experience the feeling of being a foreigner in many different cultures. During my time in Kyoto, Japan, I was “accompanied” by a group of students through the Shogun castle. They practiced their English skills with me and allowed me to learn even more about the culture, history, and people of Japan. Their kindness and willingness to talk to me made me feel much less foreign and more of a world citizen. This experience gave me an even deeper appreciation for those people living and working in Canada that have come from abroad and how a simple conversation can leave such a positive experience for them.