The worldwide Augustana College experience

你好 [Nǐ Hǎo] or ‘Hello’ in Mandarin Chinese! My name is Sarah Viager, and I will be a senior at Augustana this fall. I am majoring in elementary education with a minor in art. My adventure in East Asia begins August 19 and ends November 20. This is my first experience outside of the country, and I am both excited and anxious for the trip! When I return, I begin student teaching right away at Longfellow Elementary School. I can’t wait to share my stories and knowledge with my 1st and 2nd grade class and with all of you!

An Experience that cannot be described

I guess I was somewhat silly to think that I`d have enough free time to update my blog 3-4 times a week. Not having a computer is nice but I don`t get on the internet at all. I`m constantly doing something and making the most of this amazing trip! I`m currently in Tokyo, Japan…the largest [...]

Do I Smell Bad?

I’ve decided that I’m copying excerpts from my daily journal entries for this blog to give me more time to explore and get things done for class. Keep in mind that we are one day ahead. So if it’s Thursday in the U.S., it is Friday here in Japan. Friday August 20,2010

A Much Needed Break from Packing

My adventure in Asia is only 2 days away! My mind is overflowing with thoughts about this trip! With a 44 lb. weight limit for luggage in China, picking 6 to 7 outfits to last me about 3 months is definitely a challenge, especially being a girl. The most important tip I’ve heard from others [...]