Alana Perez is an Alumni Ambassador at Denison University. She studied abroad in Spring 2015 with our Intensive Chinese Language program in Beijing, China.
It's less than a week until I begin the second half of my academic year abroad in Shanghai, China, studying with the Alliance for Global Education.
Stressful packing, tearful goodbyes, and the imminent exhaustion pushes on my shoulders, but the overall feelings of excitement and anticipation make my struggles worth it.
Second week in India is done! This weekend our group visited Parvati Hill, which has a beautiful temple at the top where you can look down on an incredible view of Pune
Before arriving to Pune, one of the main questions that I had was, “What will my host family be like?”
Getting off the plane at Mumbai International Airport was like walking into Disney World, I was so excited to start my next four months here.
Let me just start off by saying culture shock is real. The stages of culture shock are real. Everything you have learned, speculated, and doubted about culture shock is, in fact, so real.
The first week in Pune is over, and tomorrow is our first day of classes. It has been a busy week full of meeting people and getting acquainted with our surroundings.
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