The essay prompt is: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (1000 character maximum).
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Local charity organizations serve their purpose well but have led many of the Beijing international community to mistakenly believe that giving and receiving can only be a linear, directional process. In creating the Cultural Interaction Community Project, I wanted interaction between the international and the local to become a symbol of unity and the diversity within the group to become a source of knowledge we can draw from to facilitate even greater achievements.
Our group of thirty has become just this. Reaching out to a Chinese high school revealed local knowledge that proved invaluable in creating successful community service events. And as we cleaned up parks, volunteered at charity shops, and established a student exchange program that allows us to gain insight into each other's lives, my dreams were exceeded by the relationships I developed with these local students I would otherwise never have met. Over the years, we became much more than co-workers, we became friends.