Freelance Writing · Self-Published Books

Ni Hao, ich spreche Deutsch. Hello, I speak German.

Between the glossy covers of the AIFS Study Abroad catalog were picturesque possibilities of places to go, languages to learn, and new people to meet. Your patience has paid off. Welcome to the third and final chapter of How Studying Chinese Motivated My Study Abroad Year in Austria. Our Chinese professor stayed on an extra…… Continue reading Ni Hao, ich spreche Deutsch. Hello, I speak German.

Freelance Writing · Self-Published Books

How Studying Chinese Motivated My Study Abroad Year in Austria – Part II

Please don’t call on me. Don’t see me. I know the answer, but I could be wrong. Oh, just get me out of this classroom and on with my life. My heart rate quickened as the teacher scanned the students for hands raised and un-raised. Who would she call on? Not me. Not me. A…… Continue reading How Studying Chinese Motivated My Study Abroad Year in Austria – Part II

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How Learning Chinese Motivated My Study Abroad Year in Austria – Part I

The summer of my sixteenth birthday, the Berlin Wall fell. Okay, not fell. It was taken down stone by bloody stone. Families and friends who’d been separated for far too long were once more reunited and another part of the world opened up to us all. A Bit of Background In high school, I was…… Continue reading How Learning Chinese Motivated My Study Abroad Year in Austria – Part I