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I grew up in a small rural town in southern Michigan that was predominantly white and conservative. Attending a small liberal arts school led me to graduate with 19 students and gave me a very small glimpse of the real world. I wanted to broaden myself, and looked to the University of Michigan to do so. There I made friends from all over the country, met people from all over the world, and in doing so grew socially and intellectually. I continued my passion for French language, and in hopes of truly experiencing the culture, I secured a job as a camp counselor in southern France for 3 months. For the majority of my life, I had interacted with the same people, and I now found myself a complete stranger in a new place. The uncertainty I felt...

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