I JUST FINISHED WRITING A UNIVERSITY entrance essay with this prompt: “How has living abroad prepared you for US university life?”
Here’s what I wanted to say…
1. I’ve never driven a car in my life (except for a tractor in China), but I can maneuver through international airports.
I live in Hiroshima, Japan, where public transportation is much simpler than driving a car. To me, sorting out cancelled flights or undergoing a 10-hour layover in a bustling international airport sounds less terrifying than navigating American street signs during a driving test.