This summer, I am spending a week in Decatur, Georgia at the Global Village Project. To prepare for my trip, I have presented on a country where some of the young refugees that go to the school originated from and I also read a book about a young Hmong girl whose journey to freedom had a lot of effects on her life. Through our discussions of culture, I can understand that her culture is based on what she has learned from her family and how she had survived through such tragedy. This class has opened my eyes to the world around me and how each and every action I do originated from one thought or one tradition. Even my gender has a lot to do with how this world revolves in my mind and through the analysis of movies and books, I am able to understand that keeping an open mind is the best way to explore all of the possibilities that there are in this world. Zoya wrote a book entitled "Undaunted" to express her story and the issues that arise in her culture and through stories like hers, I am able to see how ethnocentrism expands far beyond the borders of the United States. This was a great way to explore the title Cultural Anthropology and I appreciate the opportunity to understand a new outlook on life.