Welcome to Living a Dream in China
- a blog that shares my advice for life, love and language learning in China.
My blog will take you to small and ancient villages, to the dinner table of a Chinese family. It will take you with me to my journey to visit every province in China. I offer advice on moving to and living in China, all to help you make your life in China like a dream.
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Making a dream come true
My name is Sara Jaaksola and I’m studying Chinese language undergraduate degree in China. I came to China in early 2010 and right now I’m living in Guangzhou with my Chinese boyfriend, his parents and our three cats.
I’ve always been interested in China and everything relates to it, culture, language, people. My parent’s used to live in Beijing for a few years before I was born, so my interest towards the Middle Kingdom must have started when I was in my mom’s tummy!
Twenty years passed and I enrolled in a university in Finland, studying history as my major. I also finally started taking Chinese classes. In March 2010 I came to Guangzhou and spent three semesters at Guangzhou University as an exchange student.
When I decided to let my history degree go and study Chinese major instead, my choice was Sun Yat-Sen University, the best university here in the south. In December 2013 I will graduate as a Chinese as a second language undergraduate degree with a specialisation to teaching Chinese.