Joseph Ellison

“My experience in China has affected me in that I feel that I am more independent and mature from experiencing a foreign culture. I also feel that my social skills have improved getting to meet new people all the time. When I return home I feel motivated to work harder in classes after taking courses here and seeing how serious education is taken in China.”

Name & Age: Joseph Ellison, 21

Hometown: Hamilton, Illinois

School in the United States: Western Illinois University

When and where did you study in China: East China Normal University, Shanghai, August-December 2012