As I wait for my laundry to wash so I can hang it up 14 floors off the ground on my balcony I feel now is a good a time as any to whip up a quick post.
So I am about two weeks into the actual program, orientation has drawn to a close a while ago and it served the job well; gave us in the program a decent introduction to the city as well as each other. When you put about 30 something students all new to the country in the same building friendships are made rather quickly. Which is good, the last thing I would want is to have to go shopping for food on my own with my language level being what it is (not very high I mean). Regardless I am actively looking for unique foods to try, such as Salted Black Plum candy (would not recommend) and Wasabi and Shrimp Lays (afraid to try as of now). More to come on the foods in a later post.
After some confusion with classes the dust is beginning to settle and I have classes that will transfer over! So yay for that! Even though this is a fun experience of being in a new land and everything but classes are important too (that is my PSA for those reading and thinking about studying abroad).
I also got a bike, apparently bike riding is the hot form of transportation in China, and me and the 30$ Ericmobile are having a good time getting to class every morning.
Besides that though haven't been doing to much, done some walks through Shanghai, went to see the Tiger Hill Pagoda in Suzhuo and yeah just fun times, good food and hopefully more experiences worth sharing to come very soon!