For yet another semester, OU Cousins remains one of my favorite parts of attending the University of Oklahoma. This spring, I had the opportunity to get to know Yan, who was studying abroad from Hong Kong. Having met at the OU Cousins kick-off party in January, we initially hit it off by talking about Oklahoma, cultural differences, and OKC Thunder basketball. After Having hung out a few times this semester, I learned a lot from her; unfortunately, I hadn’t previously known that, in Hong Kong, Cantonese is spoken predominantly – not Mandarin Chinese. In exchange, I was able to attempt to explain to my friend the reasons behind Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency. Overall, the friendships I’ve made through OU Cousins are invaluable.