Day 28: Why I Came to Microcampus

This month-long journey has helped me to realize why I truly came on microcampus. I did not only come to travel and learn to become independent like I first thought, I came to learn new things about myself by stepping outside of my comfort zone or also known as "bubble". This trip has really helped me to experience letting go and allowing new people to accept me for who I am, not who they want me to be. However, I do still feel that I came for some of the reasons that I thought of when I first signed up to be a part of this journey. Traveling and being a risk-taker are 2 of my favorite things to do, and that is what drove me to take action in coming to XiZhou and experiencing things that I would have never imagined myself doing at this age. It has truly been an amazing travel for me, even with its ups and downs that have taught the Extreme Team many many valuable lessons that we will use when we make further decisions in the future. This memory will be cherished and held onto forever!

Hey, my name is Nicole and I am currently 13 years old. I was born in San Francisco, California and my parents are from Taiwan. Throughout my life I have moved 5 times so I am a pretty social butterfly. Leadership and taking risks are things that I feel confident at. Photography, dance, and swimming are my hobbies and passion. I had a very delightful time exploring new cultures on my microcampus experience in XiZhou and will miss it deeply!