Hello, my name is August（八月）and I am a senior at NIU. I majored in communication, but quickly fell in love with my Chinese language course and made it into my minor. In fact, I pushed back my graduation just to get a minor in Chinese and be able to go on this adventure to China. I will be leaving May 21, and after a few time changes and an 11 hour layover I will find myself in China May 23 to officially begin my month long venture. Along the way I will be documenting my trip on this blog so as to give friends, family, and other students who are considering traveling to China an insight to what it is like.
I have the study abroad department, OSEEL office and Foreign language department, as well as their many donors, all to thank for this opportunity. Without them and their scholarship opportunities I never would have been able to go. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS PEOPLE! All I did was ask the universe to provide for me and it did, how magical is that 😉