The most valuable part of my exchange journey was self-exploration. The journey began when I successfully entered the Values and Vocations Fellowship Program held by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Every week my fellows and I met in a seminar to explore the relationship between spirituality and social justice. We contemplated and participated in spiritual exercises.
I met a close friend named Zach. He shared with me his passion and devotion to the pursuit of social justice, which greatly influenced my way of life. The philosophy class, “Introduction to Ethics”, also played a role in bringing focus to my vision of the future. Professor Homiak taught us the moral teachings of Kant, Mill, Aristotle and other philosophers. Utilitarianism, in particular, had a great impact on my determination to promote the happiness of mankind. At the last class session I attended there, Professor Homiak said, “If someday you are in a position where you have made the world better, email me.” This sentence will always stay in my heart wherever I go and I will strive to do my part in making the world a better place.