As I write this we are over half way done with our internship, and I am experiencing a bittersweet feeling. Although I know we are all eager to get back to the U.S. to see our family and friends - and to try TacoBell breakfast - I also know China has become a lot like home (I'm speaking for myself here). Not only am I finding more food that I like (details and pictures will be … [Read more...] about And we are on the downhill slide!
Archives for April 2014
My blog post this week is late because I stay pretty busy here in China; I'm taking 18 hours (which I've never done before) which adds a lot of stress to my out of country adventure. Our group plans on taking a trip to the city of Dandong this weekend since we have a three day weekend, so that we can look over into the North Korean border! In order to do so though I've got to … [Read more...] about Busy in China
Working in the Academic Center can be quite entertaining at times. Sometimes the Chinese seem too shy to come in, so they will linger in the hall until they get the courage to come in. They kind of do the same thing when they leave the AC; they will linger around after the tutoring session has ended, unsure of whether or not it is alright to leave. The awkwardness of it can be … [Read more...] about Working in the AC
Most of the people I've come across here in China have been pretty friendly. It's common for people to ask to take pictures of us or with us, and it is also common to see people taking pictures and recordings of us without asking. There are usually some people that stare at us wherever we go. In America, if you make eye contact with someone who is staring at you, they stop … [Read more...] about A Month and a Half In
Well hello again today lets talk about making friends in China. At first it is a little hard for you to make some friends because at first they have a shyness barrier to overcome but once you are able to overcome that you will have more friends than you would have normally. I had an experience because i had worn shorts the whole time i was here even when it was really cold for … [Read more...] about Friends You Say?