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China Welcomes You!

Foreigners in China are given the nickname 老外(lǎo wài) which translates as ‘wise outsider’ as a term of respect and this sums up well the general Chinese perspective of us. They see us as mysterious and interesting people and it is c

Stepping out of my comfort zone

Since arriving in China I’ve made a big effort to make friends with different people here at the university. My class is very international, there are students from Norway, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and then there’s me! It’s been a blessing in disguise not being in a class with English speakers. Even though some people …