Deciding what to pack for moving to China was difficult, it has to fit in just two suitcases and a carry-on, it can’t exceed 120lbs total, and I’ll be here at least a year! Some things are obvious – clothes, a camera, a laptop. But how to use that last bit of spare space in the suitcase wisely? What to pack when moving to China – these are the top 10 things I’m glad I decided to bring!
My name is Bryce. I’m from the United States. Following my time at York from 2011 to 2014, I went back to school to obtain a master’s degree in clinical psychology and I am currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology.
Hi, I’m Eric from Tucson, Arizona. I live in Washington, DC and next month I will begin work as a strategic research consultant for Education Advisory Board, a professional services firm serving colleges and universities.
Hello. I am called Andrea. I have also been called “auntie,” “sister,” “daughter,” “friend,” and other things that I just can’t mention in this blog. I originate from New Hampshire, the United States. I have lived in Costa Rica and now in China, as have I travelled to the Dominican Republic, Chile, and most recently, Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam, and Canada. My thirst for travel is never quenched. The more I travel, the more I want to travel! It is a sentiment that, if you are reading this blog, you probably have in common with me.
Before deciding to move to China I thought it would be a place where veganism would be quite popular. After all, the main religions practiced here advocate a plant-based diet and I could always find veggie dishes in the Chinese restaurants back home. However, after being accepted at York English I started to do a bit of research on Chinese diets. I found that many dishes have meat or other animal products added to them, which was worrying. This is my story on how to be a vegan in China!
Your year overseas can often be one of the best years of your life. You meet new friends from all over the world, travel far more than you ever did, experience a new culture, learn a language, and develop new skills in a fun and rewarding job. And there is nothing more satisfactory than feeling you’ve accomplished what you wanted after your year is complete!