After almost a month of living anxiously and in the biggest uncertainty, I finally start receiving the news. “The government is advising against all non-essential travel to China”, “Nanjing University to postpone the start of the semester” and of course saving the best for last “Your semester abroad is getting canceled.” Our Manchester professors were kind enough to set up an 'Independent Study Unit' where they would be sending out assignments, thus giving us a chance to practice, however, this idea was very short-lived and we only ever received one task. Luckily, our respective Chinese universities had set up online classes via Zoom and so the semester could begin.
Although at first, I was looking forward to these lessons, I soon realized they are not what I had expected. That is why I decided to buy myself an HSK5 online course which provided me with more content and it was better suited for my individual needs.
To be honest, this pandemic ruined many of my plans and I would lie if I said I haven't cried a little, but I guess I'm just trying to stay positive, learn as much as I can on my own and look for the silver lining.
As I near the end of my undergraduate studies, I would like to dedicate a blog to what has shaped me perhaps the most during my time here - and I'm not referring to the invaluable professors or internships I've written about on this blog, but to life in the Newman House Chaplaincy.
Motivation for Altruism, Helping Professions and Burnout Syndrome
Altruistic behavior is commonly explained as selfless, beneficial, and focused primarily on the good of others.
What Connects the OECD and Mladá Boleslav? or My Experience from an Internship on Economic Migration
Vaccinating at a football stadium
The combination of covid and bachelor's exams is not entirely funny
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