Hi everyone! I’m studying abroad in China next semester (Spring 2012). I am participating in CCCU’s China Studies Program (more commonly known as Best Semester’s China Studies Program). Best Semester is partnered with my school, and it is considered a “tier B” program at APU. Basically, this means I get to keep my Federal and State financial aid and my Dean’s (academic) scholarship. Yay!
Ok, so, China is really tight on internet usage. For those of you who don’t know, they don’t allow facebook, twitter, any blogging sites are out of the question, and anything Google-related is iffy (google search, youtube, etc). Just so you all know, I won’t be attempting to access my Facebook. That would be a pain and waste of money for internet time. However, apparently, it is possible to post to Tumblr through email. I’ll probably test it out before I leave, just to make sure that it will post correctly.
So, for those of you who want to be updated on what is happening in my life in China, I’ll be posting to Tumblr, which I am going to have post to Facebook for those of you who don’t have a Tumblr. I will be able to contact people through email, but I may only have internet access when I go to the internet cafes (which costs money). I don’t know how often that will be, just a heads up.
I will be doing some blogging before I leave with information about the program and just the process of preparing for my trip. After I leave, I will try to keep you all informed and update this on a regular basis to the best of my abilities (and cash for internet usage).
I am planning on keeping everyone updated through this blog and through email. Once I leave in January, PLEASE don’t try and contact me on Facebook. If you don’t mind waiting until after April 20, 2012 for me to reply, then by all means, feel free to Facebook me. However, if you actually want a response from me while I am gone and not wait until after I fly back into the States……just email me. Life is so much simpler that way.
*EDIT: I deleted my Tumblr and have reposted all of my posts from that blog onto this WordPress*