Grace Dwyer from VA, USA. Joined 4-week Summer Study&Travel Program with her family in 2009.

When I arrived in Beijing, I had no idea what to expect. But as soon as I walked in the door of the apartment, my family was very welcoming. I felt as if I was receiving the ˇ°the royal treatmentˇ±. If I needed something, my family would give it to me or buy it for me. They always came with us when we went out, and they helped me bargain. I have become really close to my family, and I'm going to miss them so much.