Hi, this is my first thread on this website
I would REALLY appreciate some constructive criticism, and even petty grammar corrections are a plus :)
The short essay is based on an activity (elaborate)
I chose my foreign exchange/international student experience
"Hello class, my name is called Liu Wenxin," introduced a 12-year-old girl in her broken Chinese. Away from home and in a boarding school, this was me 5 years ago. I neither spoke nor understood mandarin, but somehow I had convinced myself to move into a completely new environment to learn its culture and history. Now I am in America, neither as shy nor as linguistically inept, but as curious and challenge-loving as ever. In fact I am currently fluent in both Chinese and English! Everything I've done stems from the belief that overcoming challenges builds perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. One of the greatest rewards of living abroad is becoming globally-aware. I am blessed to have studied in 5 countries and 8 schools. Each place I've been is an inseparable part of my being: the people I've met, the things I've observed, and the decisions I've made shape my worldview; and this worldview is one of hope and the wish to give back to the world what it has given me.
Exactly 1000 characters
I don't think it flows that much, any suggestions?