As an international student, It was bound to be lonely to study abroad; but after months of getting along, I found things far better than I thought. I feel like I suddenly have more family members no matter on campus or off campus. I also got a lot of chances to use my expertise and experienced American culture. At the Spring Festival gala held by Chinese students' union, I stood in front of a thousand people as a host. I realized that when I was in public, I represented my school and my country. Also, I have learned tolerance and acceptance in various activities organized by ELC. Life in America makes me more independent and more responsible, I can apparently feel my growth. I think the years of studying in America will be the most unforgettable year in my life.