Li Juan

School/Admission Year: School of Social Sciences, 2012

An interesting experience you had while traveling: Hmm, currently none of my experience that I view exciting pops up in my mind. But, I really love how it feels like being a foreigner in another country. Apart from soaking into the local scene, I will never forget the funny things we do as a stranger of the country, and not caring whether the locals will judge us or not. Explore, Dream, Discover – that’s the way to go!

On hindsight, my response was not the wisest thing to do. The hobo might have a gun or knife which would have put our lives in danger. Thankfully we were all fine.

Why you love Travitas: I feel that the world is so large, and that no one can ever experience everything on their own. Therefore, there is much to be gain from sharing our individual unique experience when traveling. In addition, I think that traveling is more than just seeing the places of interest. It is about experiencing the people, culture, understanding and appreciating differences.

At Travitas, we create a platform for students to learn from one another through sharing their travel experiences, and to help them make a more informed choice about their travel decisions. Most importantly, we want to help cultivate a culture in SMU that promotes tolerance, understanding and appreciation of differences in the society.

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