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China week 2

Week two in China has been great! It started off with us visiting a local high school and talking and answering questions the students had. The visit to the school was definitely a great comparison as to how different our education system in America is to that of China. Each classroom had about 40-50 students in it, all crammed into a small room with no air conditioning. It was about 85 degrees the day we visited, and it felt like 95 in the classroom. The students gave us a presentation about Chinese culture, dance, and food. After they did the presentation on food, they gave Andy and I a Tomato on a Stick. They said it was a local tradition. It was delicious. The food here in China is definitely great. I am going to miss it a lot when we go back to America. This weekend, we done a homestay. Each student was paired up with a Chinese student and we stayed overnight with them and their family. It was a great experience. Not many Chinese families allow foreigners into their homes, so doing so was a big honor! I had a great student named Dyson. He showed me around Tianjin to parts that I had not previously seen. It was definitely a great experience. His family did not speak any English, so he had to do a lot of translating for the both of us

This next week is our last week in China. It’s kinda sad to know that my first international trip is about to come to an end, but I am excited about getting home and getting to share my experiences with everyone!


My name is Josh Hale. I am a Junior majoring in Business Geography. I anticipate graduating in Fall 2013. I am from a small town in Tennessee, and this is my first experience traveling outside the United States. I am looking forward to seeing the country of China from a geographical perspective as well as a business one. I hope to give my followers an idea of exactly how life is in China, and hope to enhance their knowledge of one of the upcoming economic powers of the world.

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2 Responses to “China week 2”

  1. Thanks for the update. I hope your last week in China is great!

    Posted by Donna Thigpen | May 29, 2012, 1:47 pm
  2. It sure sounds like you are having a great time and making some great memories. Good luck on your future endeavors in China.

    Posted by Katherine Purcell | May 29, 2012, 9:27 pm

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