It’s only been a couple of weeks, and I am enjoying every minute that Tianjin, China has to offer me. The transition was very difficult for me since this is my first time away from home. We had some troubles trying to get money transfer from our American cards; but with the help with the Chinese students we accomplished all of our tasks, and we feel more comfortable on campus. The students over here are the sweetest people that I have ever met in my life. They are really shy at first, but once you approach them they will answer any questions that you have and help you with any task that you need with no hesitation.
The classes over here are very informative; they always have a way to compare and contrast the Hospitality Industry from the United States standpoint in comparison of what China has to offer. There are a lot of group projects involved and also class presentations to show the students what opportunities they have for their future.
The food over here is so different and interesting to taste. I have tried Hotpot which was very delicious and quite an experience; and also Malatang which is delicious soup that you hand-pick your ingredients and they create it for you. Both items are served on-campus, and there is nothing like them in Miami. The photos that I have posted is my time in the Tianjin Library, which took us two hours to get there by train; the second photo is the Tianjin Eye; and the third one is my time on campus on a mini bike, which the Chinese use as transportation.