Jennifer Au

Attending:UC-Irvine
Studying in China (Fall)
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.

Journal Entries By Jennifer

It’s over!!

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Dec 22nd 2015

From

Last Week of School

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Dec 13th 2015

From

Extreme Weather!

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Dec 06th 2015

From

It’s Cold!

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Nov 22nd 2015

From

My Week In Guilin

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Nov 15th 2015

From

Midterms Are Over!

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Nov 07th 2015

From

8th Week In Beijing

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Oct 24th 2015

From

Smog City

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Oct 17th 2015

From

Am I American? Or am I Chinese?

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Oct 10th 2015

From

Dry Cough In Beijing

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Oct 03rd 2015

From

Adjusting to Beijing

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Sep 26th 2015

From

Second Week of School

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Sep 19th 2015

From

First Week of School

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Sep 12th 2015

From

First Week In Beijing

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Sep 04th 2015

From

Pre-Departure

Scholar: Jennifer Au

Posted on Aug 29th 2015

From