I miss China every day and I often think about the memories I made there. Since tomorrow is Halloween I thought back to one of my favorite Halloween memories. I was teaching in a primary school in Xiaolan Zhongshan and my students were just the cutest! The school asked us to put together a Halloween party so that the kids could get a taste of what American Holidays were like.
"When I first arrived in China I had little to no understanding of the Chinese language nor had I much experience working with young children. I was nervous, to say the least. I kept wondering if I would be effective at helping ESL students learn English. Thankfully I was greeted with my orientation coordinator upon arrival and my training process began."
The memories that you make while abroad will last a lifetime. The people you will meet will leave a mark in your heart forever. The friendships and relationships that you gain while abroad will change your life. But making new friends and meeting new people can sometimes be scary. What can you do to prepare yourself to make your next best friend?
Teaching English in China is an experience I will never forget. I had never planned to go abroad teaching English but my friend had, and she talked me into applying. I had no idea what I was getting myself into but it sounded like a fun adventure and I had always wanted to travel the world so I went for it. My friend and I were actually assigned to the same school in a town in Southern China called Xiaolan. I remember my first few days I was terrified!