I am a Chinese parent from a “normal” upbringing where strict rules to keep sameness was commonly enforced. After living in the USA for more than forty years, I have learned to be comfortable in diversity and also encourage my children to be who they want to be. This culture is not afraid of mistakes, does not shy from challenges and is full of humanity – some great qualities I found in my new country. EC has these qualities. An exceptional institution would embrace this community as it adds an immeasurable dimension to the uniqueness of the institution. A great institution is often measured by how open and accepting it is.