My Geography Interest Started With The National Geographic 's Classical Documentaries

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Personal Statement Xi Yang My Geography interest started with the National Geographic’s classical documentaries. My father liked to watch Geographical documentaries during my lunch time when I was young; Geographical documentaries and magazines appeared everywhere and anywhere in my life. So it was easy for me to get interested in geography. Nature’s environment in the documentaries was attractive for me, a city girl wasn’t familiar with the environment in its natural state. As a result of the documentaries and my curiosity, I started to eagerly look forward to long vacations like summer and winter break so I could go outdoors in order to get closer to nature. Every time, when I get into nature and felt my heart is opened, every trouble and worries are disappeared. So I loved to travel. Before every trips, I need to plan ahead in order to ensure the safety and don’t get loose. I started to plan the trip since I was thirteen. I draw the rough maps with the attractions marks and service information such as restaurant and restroom. Also the transportation information is most important. I like to collect data such as bus stop, schedule, and route from websites. By combine all the information together, I was clear to design my trips. Unknowingly, this was my first introduction to GIS. When I started to choose a college major, I thought that being a geography major would allow me to learn more about nature. I was right; my strong desire to get closer to nature was satisfied

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