I’m Brandon Berardo, a Junior Finance and Chinese double major at Wofford College. In the following post, I will try to give you a sense of my home and my life, all of the things that I am leaving behind that make me who I am. I’ve chosen to travel to Beijing in the hopes of improving my Chinese language proficiency as well as gaining a better understanding of the complex Chinese culture. As I sit here staring at my open, and still empty, suitcase, I am trying to wrap my head around this study abroad experience. Although I have spent over two months in a foreign country, four months in China will be something I cannot fully prepare myself for. I know that there will be ups and downs as there is with any international adventure, I just have to hope that the ups outweigh the downs.
As with any trip, I am trying to just pack my bags and head off with an open mind, but if packing for a four-month trip doesn’t intimidate you at least a little bit, you’re probably lying.
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<p>My name is Brandon Berardo and I am a junior from Wofford College. Through my travels abroad, I have discovered that there is so much to see. People say that pictures are worth a thousand words, but I am hoping that some of my pictures will leave you speechless.</p>