Andrieieva Tetiana: My Life in China
19 Jun 2019

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Andrieieva Tetiana, an Ukrainian student sponsored by SRCIC Silk Road Sunshine Fund


International Understanding No.4 2019, a magazine sponsored by Chinese Association, published an article “My Life in China”from Andrieieva Tetiana, an Ukrainian student sponsored by SRCIC Silk Road Sunshine Fund. The full text is as follows: 


I am studying in Xi`an Jiaotong University for one and half year. During this time I improved my Chinese language , learned Chinese culture, participated in various events and festivals. I also met many people from different countries, it is very interesting to communicate with them, to discover the customs and traditions of other countries.


Study in Xi`an Jiaotong University is not very easy, but interesting. My major is international Economics and Trade. Last year we studied Chinese language and mathematics, and this semester we began to study specialized subjects. I am very pleased with the quality of my study here, most of the teachers are very good specialists. After class I usually go to library, because it is very comfortable place for study. I want to learn Chinese culture so besides my classes I also attended Chinese drawing and Chinese cuisine classes .


Of course, during my study here I often take part in various events where every foreingn student can represent his country or own talents. Last year in winter we took part in a cultural festival. This is a very interesting event where took part a people from 60 countries. Each country presents own traditions, cuisine, national clothes, dances and much more. The event was very fun.


Also in the spring we went to the Tianshui . There foreign students taught in schools, talking about their countries and every participant represented own talents like dancing, singing and much more. We visited the local attractions ( Fuxi Temple, Maijishan Grottes, Yuquan temple) and met with Chinese high school students. It was an interesting experience. In summer, together with foreign students, we visited one of the most famous sights of XI'an – the Terracotta army. I was impressed of this sight, it was very interesting.


 Recently our University held a New Year's concert. It involved a lot of foreign students from 西北大学,西北工业大学 and others. Folk dances of many countries and Chinese performances were presented there. I like take part in events because it give a opportunity to meet new interesting people.


In my free time I like to walk around the city, visit Xi`an sights( Drum Tower, Bell Tower, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum), parks, City wall, Muslim Quarter or find new interesting places.


China is a country with the help of which I can realize my dreams.  I sincrely thank Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce to give me such a wonderful opportunity. After four years of studying at the university, I believe that I am ready to take the next step toward my dream. By accomplishing this, I will show myself that I can achieve something significant in my life, I can be who I want to be. At this point I am looking to gain the required skills and relationships to grow as a professional; I know that China is the right place for me to accomplish this objective.