“Since I have been in China, I direct a lot of my focus towards studying Mandarin, surfing, private tutoring, environmental sustainability projects (such as roof gardens, aquaponic systems, and urban gardening) and basically adopting myself into the culture. It is a communist society, but there is nothing really restricting a person for doing as he pleases as long as it doesn’t offend the culture. There are many organizations here and the people as a whole are very communal.
“Many of the citizens are put into an educational system that discourages critical thinking and I am proud to say that my philosophy studies are a considerable asset. It helps to open up the potential wonder that is in every interaction we hold, and places events as a potential for infinity as opposed to a rigorously objective end. It enriches dialogue and has helped me to connect in ways that are much more novel do to the ability to look at situations in more innovative designs.
“China offers me a fairly competitive salary, free time to pursue my interests, a lot of great opportunities for travel and very engaging living. I plan on applying for graduate studies in environmental defense this coming February while still traveling and pursuing education. I can be reached at XeniaKaiPhilias@gmail.com anytime.”
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