Below is a short biography for each of the four participants. Click "Read More" after Jake's piece to open the complete post, please. :)
JAKE - MALAYSIA
Member of Rotaract Club of Petaling Jaya, District 3300 for 4 years
Current and former positions and titles include: President, Vice President, and Treasurer
Currently a student pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Management under the Northwood University Program
Describes himself as confident, adventurous, and open-minded
Has traveled to: Hong Kong, Thailand, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia
Why is it important to have cross cultural interactions and friendships? "I think it is very important because cross cultural interactions help people open up our minds to different perspectives. It allows us to learn a lot from different cultures which makes our lives richer. It helps us to be more creative in problem solving also in communicating. We now live in a very connected and globalized world, therefore it is very important that we create as many cross cultural interactions to help us communicate with all sorts of people in a global scale. This will help us learn faster and generally be a more knowledgeable person."