With the 4th of July right around the corner we are often consumed with figuring out where we are going to celebrate, what food we are going to bring, if there’s going to be enough fireworks and at the same time, fervently crossing our fingers that it won’t rain. Perhaps we don’t always think about what this holiday means or what makes the United States of America different from other countries.
My little cousin Caroline is currently hosting an exchange student from Russia named Anya. I was hanging out with them on my vacation home in Virginia Beach and I was pondering what I could take her to do that would help her experience America. Quite frankly, and unfortunately, I have not yet had the opportunity to travel outside of the country (besides Canada which I don’t count). And as silly as it might sound, I truly wasn’t sure what experience we could offer that was unique to America.
I am an innately curious person and I love to learn about new people. Although I haven’t traveled outside of the United States I know there is so much I can learn from people who have and by meeting people from other countries. I wanted to share with all of you some questions I had for both Caroline and Anya about their experience and what they have learned from each other (and what I have learned from the both of them!).
After watching the video I would love to hear your answer to my burning question as we approach the 4th of July; what is American?
(By the way, I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July!)