These past couple of weeks I have been spending at Connecting which is an organization that aims at suicide prevention and provides support to survivors and those who have lost someone to suicide.
So here's an update: I've been interning here for 2 weeks and I've gathered a lot about working with Chinese people.
It’s Thursday night. Got out of work at 6. Bolted to the Metro and arrived at SUFE just in time for my business class.
I can't believe I'm in Shanghai... It's so surreal to me!
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.
For the second half of the Alliance’s study abroad program, students have the option of doing an internship with a local NGO. I interned with the Deep Griha Society (DGS)—an NGO focused on empowering the marginalized through capacity building.
Katherine Yagle (Wesleyan University) studied abroad in Pune with our Contemporary India program in Spring 2011. While abroad, she interned with Nav Nirman Nyas, a rural development organization.
Amarjit Singh, an alumnus of Temple University, studied abroad with our Summer in Pune program in 2013. Currently, he works as an International Medicine Financial Counselor at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
I firmly believe that we have a fantastic group of people here in Shanghai, from the staff, to the teahers, to my friends.
One of the tasks I was charged with at my internship at KKPKP was to do twenty-five interviews about the Public Distribution System.