I'm buzzing with excitement and nervous energy. Partially because I won't know anyone going into this program (but I'm sure I will meet a lot of new friends) and partially because I've never been away from friends and family for this long before. Even though the semester at Guizhou University ends in mid January, I'll be staying in China until the Chinese New Year. (What kind of person would I be if I stayed over there for that long and then missed that?!) I'm pumped to reach a higher level of Mandarin proficiency, and right now I'm kicking myself for not practicing more over the summer. I'll try to figure out how to update this blog weekly to give my friends and family a feel for what's going on with me in China this time around. (Oh, plus pictures!)
Packed and ready to go!