In every moment of my job I realize how the program at Indiana University helped me grow as a researcher. In my coursework, I found myself learning what educational research ought to be, and what kinds of researcher I should become. Moreover, I can confidently say that all my achievements were possible owing to supportive professors and friends. As a foreign student, everything was challenging to me, including language, culture, and the academic atmospheres, but my advisors listened carefully and helped me find solutions. Students in the program, from many different countries, also supported each other and worked together—organizing reading and writing groups, exchanging their own research papers, and giving each other feedback. My experiences at Indiana University are my compass as I navigate my academic life in Korea.