Greetings from PA, 4 Days Until my First Study Abroad Experience!
May 4, 2011
Today I will begin my official countdown, with only 4 days until I depart for China. I am going with a group of 22 students, and 2 professors. I will introduce most of them at a later date!
I guess it would be important to highlight the reasons why I am participating in this study abroad opportunity. Well… I have always wanted to study abroad, but with my school/work schedule I didn’t really feel compelled to spend an entire semester abroad. However, this opportunity popped into my life, and it was to difficult to pass up!
Two weeks, two three credit courses, a trip to China, and it only costs $2500. My initial reaction. YES.
The title of the program is called “Communicating Business Globally”. This means we will be studying International Business (IB 303) and Organizational Communication (CAS 352).
I have been learning online through angel about both subjects, and will soon be able to apply my knowledge on our trip to China.
What I hope to learn:
More about Chinese culture and the way business is conducted.
Ways of communicating with people through language barriers, and respecting their customs.
How well I adapt in a foreign country.
How well all of my fellow students adapt in a foreign country.
Seeing how I fit in as a global citizen.
Since this is my first international experience I am obviously excited about the road that lies ahead. Who I will meet, the friendships I will form, and personal experiences I gain are just a few more plusses.
The Chinese Embassy( where we got our Visas)
I recently went to the Chinese Embassy to pick up the groups VISAs and snapped a few pictures of NYC. It will be interesting to compare the two cities. NYC Being are largest city ( 8 million) and Beijing (22 million).
Time Square, NYC
I Wonder if there will be horse and buggies in Beijing?
If you have ever been to Beijing, what were your experiences?
If you haven’t what do you expect to find their?