Info about me: This essay is for a scholarship. I am planning to study abroad in Korea. I am learning Japanese and going to start learning Korean in Korea.

Info about me: This essay is for a scholarship. I am planning to study abroad in Korea. I am learning Japanese and going to start learning Korean in Korea.

Info about me: This essay is for a scholarship. I am planning to study abroad in Korea. I am learning Japanese and going to start learning Korean in Korea. I am a US citizen. I grew up in Los Angeles with multiple other cultures, I am very diverse. This is a very competitive scholarship. Please make this essay different and unique.
Assignment info:
1. Building Mutual Understanding Essay
Gilman Scholars represent the United States as citizen diplomats in their host communities; they reflect a diversity of values, beliefs, and opinions that is fundamental to providing a balanced representation of the United States abroad. Gilman Scholars are expected to contribute to the goal of building mutual understanding by sharing what it means to be an American, learning about the host culture, and building meaningful relationships. (max of 3000 characters)
As a U.S. citizen, how will you represent and share what it means to be an American during your program? How will you seek opportunities to become more culturally engaged and have meaningful interactions with people and cultures different from your own during your abroad program?