“Michael, you have been assigned to Group 7.” I looked around for the table and sat down with the four other students that were already sitting down. I then realized that I must have one of the most diverse groups out of the whole class. Sitting with me was a girl who was Nigerian, but was born and raised in France. Across from me was a girl from China and as well as someone from Taiwan. Lastly there was a young man from India also sitting next to me. I was definitely the only native English speaker, and before I knew it the professor was announcing our first group project that was due in a week. Before I even had a chance to become properly acquainted with my group, we were already planning and organizing the structure of the task at hand.
We were instructed to come up with a business plan for a brand new TV show. One of the things that I appreciated about our group is that they were for the most part very punctual and did not have the tendency to procrastinate. The only thing that I felt that we struggled with was the fact that because we were all from different parts of the world, we had a difficult time being flexible with our opinions. In addition to this, writing and speaking skills became a huge issue to the other members because of their lack of experience with the English language.
Although I sometimes have difficulties with my team members, I continue to strive to be patient and work with the group that I have been assigned. This is something that I have dealt with in the past and could possibly run in my future endeavors. Because of this, I will make the best of the situation and work with what I have. Therefore, I will “work through the struggle.”