First day of class in China
Today we had our first day of class at the beautiful new business school, it was build only three years ago. We met the Chinese students we will be studying with, all of them are very friendly. Some speak better English than others so some are hard to understand. We discussed cultural differences betweens Americans and Chinese students. Most Chinese students had never heard anything about the war in Iraq which is so interesting because for American students that is all we hear about. However, I did not know much about the conflicts between China and Tibet and that is the hot issue for the Chinese. We also discussed how Chinese people keep their emotions very hidden, they are reserved people. They have a very easy time reading Americans because we put every emotion on the table. Chinese people can read us Americans even when we don't say anything. The first day was very fun and I'm excited to see what the rest of the week brings!