If you haven't visited a foreign country, you might want to consider saving up to go on a little vacation.
When I was in the eighth grade, I got to go on the trip of a lifetime. I visited 8 European countries in 3 weeks, and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. I got to visit Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, England, France, Germany, and Liechtenstein. Going on this trip broadened my views of the world and helped me understand cultures and people in Europe.
Not only did I understand other cultures more, but I also got to see different parts of the world. The brilliant architecture was something unparalleled to the buildings we have here. Every church and cathedral was so ornate and carefully planned out, versus the religious centers, we have here in America. Everywhere I looked, there was something awe-inspiring and amazing to look at. Even some of the McDonald's buildings were something to see!