So a little bit about me! My name is Catherine and I’m a sophomore in college in Louisiana who is planning to study abroad in China at Beijing Normal University for the school year of Fall 2014-Spring 2015.
I’ve never been out of the Americas, so this is definitely a new adventure for me.
Since I was younger, I’ve always had a great deal of interest in the Chinese language and culture, even though I grew up with a Vietnamese background. It began actually through somewhat of my Vietnamese heritage, watching TV shows in Vietnamese, which I later learned were actually Taiwanese/Korean/Japanese dramas dubbed into my language.
I’ve been officially learning the Chinese language (specifically Mandarin, with simplified characters) for a year and a half now, and I hope to go to BNU to enter the Chinese language and culture program to continue my language training.
This blog specifically details my progress in applying for and (hopefully) eventually studying abroad in China.
I really like photography, so you can be sure that in the months to come, there will be tons of photos showing my time abroad!