I will be writing about cultural takes from China, travel destinations, applying for scholarships, exchange experience, life in Shanghai, entering Chinese competitions etc. I want this blog to be an informative guide to prepare future laowais for China.
About me: My name is Sarah and I am originally from Griffith, NSW a country town of 25 thousand people with amazing diverse agriculture. I might also do some occasional posts about agriculture, farm life and the amazing town I call home. I moved away, 6 hours to study my degree at the University of Wollongong where I began learning Mandarin. After one year I found myself on exchange at the Shanghai International Studies University. I learned, made friends, partied, traveled and had so many experiences. I have learned culture in the classroom and I have learned culture while traveling China. My blog will be focused on learning cultural differences so that you can be more at ease in China and do not grow frustration towards your host. I do not encourage you to learn culture in a classroom. The best way to learn culture is to put yourself on a plane and go!