By Britane Hubbard

Studying abroad expands your horizons. Exposure to different people, cultures and ideas helps develop a better understanding of views different than our own.

My trip consisted of teaching university law students clinical-education English for two weeks in Taunggyi, Myanmar.

On our last day of teaching classes, some of the students took us on a tour of the city markets. We went to a store that sold traditional Burmese dress. They explained to us the different outfits for
different occasions.

At this point, one of the students picked up a formal hat and placed it on my head. All of the students loved it. They appreciated that I had showed an interest in their culture and enjoyed seeing me wear a piece of traditional clothing. It was a very sweet gesture, and their enthusiasm to share their culture with us was very meaningful.