This class was not at all what I expected it be. I learned a lot of thing not specifically related to the class but useful information about myself and other countries. I never realized how much of an “Americanized” bubble I live in. Things that seemed obvious to me we so foreign to others in the class; it really took me by surprise. For example, the term freedom, I never think of it as freedom itself because I am used to it. Another example is the diversity of the United States, I live in it, see it everyday and therefore I did not realize Americans were the only ones to have so much of it.
Ten years from now I will remember the interesting form of teaching of the class and also all of the cool readings and videos shown in class. Also, by having to write a manifesto it showed myself the importance of America and made me realize how much I love and respect my country. I am so proud to be an American and I would not change anything about my experience in America. I understand that there are a lot of bad things but that will happen in any part of the world. So, when I look back I will mostly remember how this class has opened my eyes to a new point of view and the appreciation for my country!