I’m from Auckland, New Zealand. A unique fact about New Zealand is that we have more sheep than people – about 2 per person. I’m 20 years old and something fun I’ve done so far in my life is visit Hobbiton and while I was there, all my friends said I was home (because I’m not the tallest person in the world).
I studied in the USA and was an Economics & Music major because both areas interested me.
Here in China, I will be a marketing intern at a software company that focuses on cloud services. During my time in China, I hope to build connections, gain experience and become more familiar with Chinese culture and how foreigners work in China.
I chose to intern in China because I’ve interned in many different cities in the USA. However, I wanted to come back to China where I’m originally from to see if it’d be a good place for my future career. Before I arrived, my ideas of China were: busy, polluted, urban, nightlife.
I found out about this internship and chose Getin2China to find a placement after I saw an advertisement at my school campus. In terms of learning new languages (I currently speak English, Mandarin, Japanese and French), I don’t believe that the more languages you know, the easier it is to learn additional languages. I think it’s more of an age thing. Start early!