Through language barriers, unusual foods, a new culture, and seeing various injuries (luckily, I did not experience any), I survived! Coming back to America was not as strange as some may expect or even experience. I did not experience a huge culture shock or feel very overwhelmed. If anything, I should feel less overwhelmed simply because of the difference in the population size! Part of me misses China but at the same time, I love being home, seeing my family, speaking English, and partaking in my own culture. Do not get me wrong, I love to travel and very much enjoyed learning how to speak Mandarin and laughing with our Chinese friends when I completely butchered words or sentences but it is still nice to take a break and let your mind rest.