Austrian students in China

18 07, 2017

Contemporary Art in China

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog|Tags: , , , |

by Miriam Hettwer

One of our classes at Fudan University Shanghai was quite different from the others. When you study Media and Communication, you usually would expect courses about Media Practice, Media Economy, Media Politics etc. But many people forget that art is also a way of communication with strong visual statements and messages. Hence, […]

18 07, 2017

The Plank Walk at Hua Shan (华 山 )

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog|Tags: , , , |

by Dominik Bogensperger

Within my travels in China, the plank walk has been one of the most exciting experiences I had. And probably also the most stupid one…
After visiting Xi´an, one of the former capital cities of China and known for a lot of cultural heritage, including the very famous terracotta army, I decided […]

18 07, 2017

Smombie Land Shanghai

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog|Tags: , , |

by Anne Marie Zeif

The German publishing house Langenscheidt nominated the neologism ‚Smombie‘ as the so called youth word of the year 2015. It is a combination of the two words smartphone and zombie and describes people who are staring at their smartphone and fading out their environment. The excessive use of smartphones in present-day […]

18 07, 2017

Beer Culture in China

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog|Tags: , , , |

by Maximilian Egner

As we arrived in China, every beer-loving German was a little bit shocked by the Chinese beer drinking habits. Besides the unusual taste and the very low percentage of the beer, Chinese people drink their beer most of the time not cold and out of tiny glasses or even plastic cups. But […]

18 07, 2017

Culture Shock in China

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog|Tags: , , , |

by Sandra Tritscher

Four months living on the other side of the world in Shanghai. For me. it was a very intense, interesting and amazing adventure. However, moving to another country you have never been before is a tough task. Especially in the first days and weeks I definitely had a so-called culture shock. You […]

21 05, 2015

Little rumble in Shanghai

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog||

by Andy Vuia

Every day when I am going out of my flat and pass my little street with all the food and the pet shops I always wondering why the most of the pet shops had countless little bird cages and jars filled with crickets an grasshoppers waiting to get sold.

I always thought “maybe […]

21 05, 2015

Love is in the Air

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog||

by Saskia Greve

It’s springtime and the whole nature is beginning to awake. Not only animals started to primp for the other sex, but also the humans. You can feel the love in the air and even see many young couples enjoying the intimate togetherness. But if we think about our western cliché towards the […]

20 04, 2015

Discover Shanghai Part I

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog||

by Susanna Jankowicz

Within the last two weeks in February, everybody of the group arrived and the big adventure could begin. All of were sharing a few same experiences during the first hours and days in Shanghai. These situations I want to describe this problems, feelings and findings.

I have had some frightened moments with the […]

20 04, 2015

Daytrip to Suzhou

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog||

by Rosenow

Yesterday we made a trip to the city of Suzhou. It is not far away from Shanghai, it took us only 40 minutes with the train from Shangai Train Mainstation. Because of the many bridges and small rivers Suzhou is also called the “Venice of the East”. It is a very traditional town […]

20 04, 2015

Chinese metro habits

Categories: Austrian students in China, Exchange Students Blog||

by Kim Enzo Steinocher

After we already stayed for two weeks in Shanghai, we get used to the chaotic traffic system especially the metro. The procedure of the safety check of every bigger bag and the metro card system was familiar to every group member. Because without the metro there is only the taxi to […]