The main character of this story is the only child of a two parent family household. She is a first year college student who one day was sitting in her car, which was located in the campus library parking lot; daydreaming of the time she was in world history class listening to the instructor who introduced Asian history for the first time in class. She was fascinated by the lecture.
She began to fantasize herself being a student in Asia. After leaving her car, she enters into the library and walks over to a bulletin board which contain brochures of various study abroad programs. After hours of searching through various pamphlets, the main character of this story develops an interest in traveling overseas in order to study in Asia by way of an international study abroad program.
Before embarking on this journey, she takes advantage of a study abroad pilot program and orientation seminar which is the first of its kind at the college she is attending.