A final note before leaving Beijing behind and beginning new adventures in Xi’an. On our last full day in Beijing we were joined by two East High/Science Focus graduates, both now undergraduates at UNL. Skyler is finishing a 10-month study abroad at Peking University in Beijing. Sarah is finishing a semester abroad in Bilbao, Spain, and she had come to Beijing to visit Skyler. Soon, Skyler will return to Lincoln, and Sarah will travel in Europe for a few weeks before coming back to UNL. Both are bright and curious women who want to know the world and its peoples and cultures. We should all be proud.
As I listened to the two of them talk with my niece Chelsea, who was with me on this trip for the first week, and who lived in Spain for a semester of her junior year at UNL, I thought again about what global citizens so many members of this generation are. I am filled with hope that when they assume the decision-making roles in their communities and nations they will make better decisions for having lived in the world.
Posted from Beijing, Beijing, China.