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About willandannainchina

We are two kids from Mobile, Alabama who thought it would be interesting to live in China for a year. This is a first person account of our adventure!

Nimen hao!

Hello all!  This is my first post from Zhong guo after nearly one month since we left home.  My apologies for the delay, but it has been kind of a crazy month and we just got the internet working properly … Continue reading

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Goodbyes, tomorrows, and yesterdays.

I am leaving a lot back home: my parents, the friends that I’ve gathered over the years, the city where I grew up.  Anna is leaving her family behind as well.  For both of us, parting with our families has … Continue reading

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All is but a dream

“Tout n’est que rêve,” Zola wrote as he closed Le Rêve, a story about a woman who died the instant she grasped her life’s dream.  Anatole France fleshed out this thought by saying that our dreams and aspirations are the … Continue reading

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Take me home, country roads!

For the Appalachians Abroad Teach in China program, Anna and I are enrolled in an online eight week crash course in teaching English as a foreign language that particularly emphasizes the Chinese classroom.  The past couple weeks, we have been … Continue reading

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We’re going to Zhengzhou!

 So, Anna and I have been accepted to teach English to college students at Henan College of Education in Zhengzhou, China.  I know what you are thinking–what is a Zhengzhou?  Well, after a little research, I have come to know … Continue reading

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We got accepted!

Anna and I have just been accepted to Marshall University’s Appalachians Abroad Teach in China program!  We are really excited about our new life in China– a new job, a new apartment, and a new culture.  We received our acceptance … Continue reading

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