I want to share some photos from the Hong Kong and Macau tour. I realized when I arrived here in Shanghai that not many Shanghai students participated in the Hong Kong and Macau tour, majority of the students who participated in the tour are studying in Chengdu. The five of us who are Shanghai students are all very happy we decided to participate in the tour. It allowed us to get to know each other prior to arriving in Shanghai and we feel like we developed great friendships that will continue through this semester and beyond. The five of us still talk on a daily basis after being in Shanghai for a few weeks.
Particularly for me, being 31 years old, I was hesitant to sign up for the tour not knowing who I would be rooming with on the tour. I’ve had my fair share of roommates over the years and was reluctant to experience any new ones. I’m so glad that I didn’t let my stubbornness stop me from experiencing this amazing opportunity. I feel like I am so lucky to have been paired up with not only an awesome roommate for the duration of the tour but someone I honestly consider a friend! Someone I will continue to build a great friendship with long after this program ends. One of the best gifts I received so far during this amazing adventure is my friendship with Megan, I’m extremely greatful we ended up roommates on the tour!