My most valuable learning experience would be having the Japanese students for a wonderful two weeks. Throughout the two weeks, I was able to learn about their culture and way of life. This helped me broaden my horizon of learning and trying new things as we were lucky enough to enjoy their cuisine which was such a amazing opportunity to be presented with. I wouldn't exchange those precious weeks for anything as that was a once in a lifetime experience that has changed my view on the outer community and world. I hope that some day we can exchange this experience with them or another culture to help our learning to be more valuable and educational for our future. I learnt that their way of life is so unique and special to their culture and how everything is so different everywhere you go. The town we live in is nothing compared to the great world around us and everything we do has an impact on us and they way others live but when you meet someone who doesn't know the effects of your life, they can show you how to appreciate everything you're presented with. I'd like to conclude by commenting that everyone should take on every opportunity they're offered because if we miss these tiny experiences, we can't better out education or the life we live.
By Robyn Shilling