Just as in the U.S. there is no “one size fits all” method to approaching a question about your ethnicity or heritage. Pre-departure orientations include tips for handling conversations with people who are not familiar with the racial diversity of the United States. As citizen diplomats, CBYX participants are encouraged to share their personal life experiences and perspectives with their hosts. Many Germans are already aware of the diversity of the U.S., but sharing your own story will help your host community to better understand the diverse cultures of the U.S.. Sharing questions and concerns with your implementing organization and learning about your host community can help you consider how to respond to questions while you’re abroad. Ultimately, each participant will need to decide how much and at what time they are comfortable sharing their life experiences with others, just as you would in the United States.