Samantha Moritz

“One of the main reasons I wanted to travel abroad was to become immersed in Chinese culture, and learn about Chinese society from living within it, instead of simply studying it from the outside. I know that after three months I only began to scratch the surface of understanding Chinese society, but I feel like I have an incredibly more complex and comprehensive understanding of China because of my study abroad experience.”

Name & Age: Samantha Moritz, 19

Hometown: Oshkosh, WI

School in the United States:  University of Wisconsin – Madison

Where and when did you study in China: Summer intensive-language program sponsored by Nankai University, Tianjin Normal University, and UW-Madison, May-August 2012