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Jennifer Au


University of California, Irvine

Studying In:

China (Fall)

Journal Entries

Dec 22nd 2015

It’s over!!

Dec 13th 2015

Last Week of School

Dec 06th 2015

Extreme Weather!

Nov 22nd 2015

It’s Cold!

Nov 15th 2015

My Week In Guilin

Nov 07th 2015

Midterms Are Over!

Oct 24th 2015

8th Week In Beijing

Oct 17th 2015

Smog City

Oct 03rd 2015

Dry Cough In Beijing

Sep 26th 2015

Adjusting to Beijing

Sep 19th 2015

Second Week of School

Sep 12th 2015

First Week of School

Sep 04th 2015

First Week In Beijing

Aug 29th 2015


More About This Scholar

Ni hao! My name is Jennifer Au and I am a fourth year Biology major at the University of California, Irvine. During Fall 2015 I have been given the amazing opportunity to study at Beijing Normal University for four months to learn Mandarin. I chose this program because it was the one option that included an intensive Chinese language program. I want to learn Mandarin so I could better communicate with other individuals including my family in China. It has always been my dream to reach in and discover the culture of my ancestors and who I really am and through this study abroad program, I will be able to incorporate academics and social development with cultural cognizance. My deep rooted desire to study abroad in China as a Chinese American may seem a little predictable, but this desire mainly stems from my upbringing in a predominate Latino neighborhood, in which I assimilated more with the Latino community and felt significantly displaced from my own culture. I’m looking forward to meeting the locals and practicing Mandarin with them everyday and trying authentic Chinese cuisine, like Peking duck! I also hope to use my Chinese acquisition as a physician assistant to communicate with patients who may speak Chinese.


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