Back from Taiwan
So I am back from the IES group trip to Taiwan for one week. It was amazing. I got the opportunity to re-visit the city where I spent my summer 2004 in. It was so great! I must say the Holiday Inn East Taipei has the most comfortable beds ever! I am thinking this is contributed to the fact that at the Fudan University dorms for the Foreign Students the beds are so hard and not comfortable at all.
Our flight landed at around 4pm at Pudong International Airport, and it was really cold as soon as we left the airport. The weather in Shanghai is way cooler than Taipei's weather. It isn't too bad. I like the cold sometimes.
Tomorrow classes begin. Chinese class at 8am sharp. We have do some presentations on our trip to Taiwan. Next week (or the week after) I have a presentation for my internship seminar. Since I am interning at an elementary school, I will be presenting to the class and showing videos of the cute little 3rd graders! =)
I also have to write 3 long papers for my classes. I have to write a 20-page paper for my internship seminar about the differences between interning in China vs. America...or something similar. Then, I have to write another 20 pages comparing Shanghai to Taipei, the education system, views on religion, people, food, etc. That one should be really interesting because I have lived in both cities for a period of time to really be immersed in the different cultures. In addition, I have to write a paper for my Marketing to the Chinese Society class. I just have to pick a topic and write about it. It will most likely be about how foreign companies conduct marketing research and succeed in China. Finally, for my religion class, I have to write a final paper on Religion in China. AH...I am just realizing how hectic the 2nd part of my semester is going to be.
I am also planning a trip to Beijing the weekend of November 21st. I have to visit some friends there. This means I am going to have to buy my overnight train tickets tomorrow to guarantee I get them.
I cannot believe it is already almost mid-November. That means I only have about a month left with this study abroad program in Shanghai. That is so crazy! I remember when I first came here. Time flies by so quickly. WOW.
Don't worry I will post some Taiwan pictures before I leave for Beijing.
By the way, I miss everyone at home and at Bryant very much. Hope all is well.