Living in Shanghai
January 19, 2017
Life in Shanghai is very hard to put in words, so I will mostly let the pictures speak for themselves.
My exchange experience has definitely been crazy. I learned a lot and made some unforgettable memories, met some great people and saw the world from a different perspective.
One of the things I will miss most when leaving Shanghai after the semester is done are the opportunities. Everyone talks about opportunities in Asia and I discovered it’s no nonsense. The opportunities available here are just not there in Finland or Europe. One day, experience or encounter could literally change the direction of your career or life.
To me, China is a place of extreme contradiction. While still being a developing country, China holds the largest number of billionaires in the world but still struggles with some of it’s people living in extreme poverty. In a city like Shanghai, this is reflected on the city and society and also affects the daily life.
It has been a very rewarding but also strange experience living on the other side of the world. If you are considering going to Shanghai for exchange or on other business, don’t hesitate to contact me for tips or advice!« Previous post Next post »