You are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, delving into a world of unknown wonders and opportunities. It’s important to plan and prepare yourself for the adventure ahead. This article
has been written to inform you of how to prepare yourself beyond packing your suitcase. This blog
is all about homesickness, something all travellers experience, and how to overcome it.
STAY IN CONTACT
ImmerQi offers all of its program participants 24/7 support throughout the entirety of their trip. However, ImmerQi isn’t the only ones you should be keeping regular contact with. Be sure to keep your friends and family back home up to date with your most recent adventures; this article
tells you how!
ImmerQi program participants aren’t just travellers, they are encouraged to become integrated and contributive members of their new community. This article
is all about how you can do your part to support ongoing recyclying initiatives in China. Another piece
has been written for your reference regarding other ways you can be a responsible member of your new society. Be sure to travel responsibly, support local small businesses and respect the laws and regulations of the country you are visiting.
GET STUCK IN!
Participants are strongly advised to fully immerse themselves in whatever community they find themselves in. A real adventure begins when you start communicating
with the locals and engaging in traditional activities. Here is an article
about how to find things to do in your new surroundings. Also, Chinese social media
websites are a great way to meet new friends!
China is a very
safe place to be, but it’s still worth acknowlodging the precautions and procedures relevant to your health and well-being. This brief article
has some information and a list of contact numbers you might require in case of an emergency. Another useful article
goes into more depth about general safety in China, from crime to food and water safety.
UNDERSTAND YOUR SURROUNDINGS
China’s culture is unique, changing and developing faster than any other yet still managing to retain aspects of the traditional culture many of us recognize and are familiar with. Everthing is different in China, from business ettiquette
faux pas, it’s definitely worth doing a little research into conduct and behaviour before your trip. This article
covers a few things regarding taboo subjects in China. The concepts of ‘Face’ (MianZi – 面子） and ‘Relationships’ (GuanXi – 关系） are very important in China; this article
is all about how to avoid damaging friendships.
Traditional Chinese holidays and festivals are great fun; have a read of this article
to better understand what they are all about and when they occur!