One of my college bucket list items was to go on a study abroad trip and this served it! I had always wanted to visit Southern China because that's where my family originates from. While on this trip, I got to visit provinces where my family's Cantonese dying dialect is spoken, trace the history of my ancestors, and learn more about some Chinese traditions. Having been raised in the USA, I've naturally assimilated to the American culture and lost some of my cultural roots, especially the language. Being surrounded by Chinese culture was a great reminder of my origin.