This is my fourth week at my host university and finally everything has been settled pretty well. Life here in China is very different from life in Australia, like very … Continue Reading Sun Yat-Sen University, China
I imagined that my semester in China, although culturally different, would still be structurally similar to that of studying in the United States and Australia. This was an assumption that … Continue Reading Tongji University, China
From the minute the plane landed in Shanghai my mind was blown. It all seemed too surreal. The weeks dwindled to days and the days passed, leaving only wee hours … Continue Reading University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Shanghai is a vibrant metropolitan city with a great variety of food to fit all budgets, well connected public transport network and lots of historical and modern landmarks/architecture to explore. … Continue Reading Tongji University, China
Two weeks I got on a plane from Sydney to a country where I couldn’t speak a word of the local tongue and didn’t know a single soul living here. … Continue Reading University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China – 1st Impressions
Shanghai has proven to be an astonishingly multifaceted city to live in. Seven months drifted by in a flash, and I find myself dumbfounded by how much time has passed … Continue Reading Ni Hao from Shanghai!
Week 5 in China and boy has been one heck of a roller-coaster ride. So firstly, I just have to say, Shanghai is bloody amazing. Shanghai is the largest city … Continue Reading From Shanghai, With Love.
This is my first time travelling to China. Since it has such a big influence on Australia (people, immigration, food, economy, trade, politics…) so it made sense to me that … Continue Reading Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou – China!
Life at Tongji University in Shanghai has begun. As seems everything in China, the campus is huge. Each day the huge Chairman Mao waves hi! and bye! at the front gate. There are about 100 international … Continue Reading meeting Mao
The thought of going on exchange excited me throughout uni life. After months and months of preparation, here I am in Guangzhou city. My first impressions of the city were … Continue Reading Guangzhou as an Exchange destination
No international student exchange in China would be complete without attending or at least witnessing a university graduation ceremony. Such ceremonies as well as the plethora of extracurricular, on-campus clubs … Continue Reading Shanghai – A uni graduation ceremony
Nestled in between Shanghai railway station and the up-and-coming Suzhou Creek neighbourhood is Shanghai’s answer to SoHo, New York. The area is the city’s largest creative district and occupies the … Continue Reading Shanghai – The M50 art district
As an exchange student in China it can often be difficult to surpass cultural and language barriers and connect with local Chinese students. Particularly in Shanghai; given the incredibly international … Continue Reading Shanghai – Conversation corners
An unexpected and initially curious aspect of local culture, I encountered during my first weeks in Shanghai, was the phenomenon of the city’s public marriage market. Each weekend scores of … Continue Reading Shanghai – The marriage market
Observing the streets and buildings of Shanghai typifies how modernity and tradition exist side by side in urban China. A visit to the Bund perfectly encapsulates this juxtaposition: the west … Continue Reading Shanghai – The Bund