Why Chinese?

Welcome back! Basically, this is a bit of background about me – talking about how and why I wanted to learn more about the Chinese culture.

A lot of people have asked me over the years, “You’re Vietnamese, right? Why are you learning Chinese?” And my answer actually begins with my Vietnamese heritage.

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The Beginning

大家好!Hi, everyone!

My name is Catherine, and this is a chronicle of my time applying to and hopefully attending Beijing Normal University, also known colloquially as 北师大, Beishida, in Beijing, China.

Today was the first day that I acted on wanting to study abroad. I’ve been looking at information about going to China for over a year now – I looked at study abroad programs before even deciding where I wanted to go to college; but, today was the first real step towards actually making my dream come true.

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