Can you believe it? I am on the home stretch! Less than twenty days left and thirteen of them will be spent traveling throughout the country. I still remember sitting in my apartment writing my first blog entry before leaving for China. It honestly does not seem like it was that long ago. Yet, when I think of it in terms of how much I have done and how much I have seen, it seems like I have been away from home forever.
I apologize as this blog will be really short. This week was spent studying for final exams and writing term papers. I have to say, I think my term papers were very interesting this semester. My paper for International Finance was how the appreciation of the Australian dollar is positively and negatively affecting its economy. My term paper for China in the Global Economy was an analysis of the development of socialist economies and their role in the world today. My term paper for Doing Business in China was a business proposal for a new service company in China similar to Dinners Done Right. I thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing these term papers. I suppose that makes me a nerd, huh? Oh well, I can live with it.
Tuesday is my Chinese final. Cross your fingers for me! We have anywhere from seventy-five to one hundred grammar structures to know, not to mention about five hundred characters. Should be fun. Once I am done with the test, I am done. That is the last thing I have to do before I leave on my travel trip. Tuesday afternoon will be spent doing some last minute shopping and last minute packing. I cannot begin to express how excited I am to be done with school and to have the opportunity to travel around China. Hopefully I will have internet but according to my Chinese teacher, we are not guaranteed internet nor heat at any of the places we are visiting. If I do not get to update during my trip, I promise to write an exhaustive account of all of my travels once I get home.
Until next time,