First off I would like to say that I am really enjoying my experience here in Shanghai. Upon arrival, I was a little skeptical about the cultural differences but now, after being here for 3 weeks, I am able to appreciate and embrace it. The Chinese culture is definitely different from my culture in the Middle East, however I have found that there are a few similarities in which I can relate to.
The apartments we are currently staying in are rather large and spacious, especially in comparison to London. Since we are staying on the 33rd floor, we have a spectacular view of Shanghai’s skyline. Furthermore, being in a city as big as Shanghai, I was concerned about security, however the hotel provides us with a porter and security 24 hours a day, which is hugely comforting.
My finance internship is very interesting; we usually start work at 8 am and finish at 4. The work I have been given mostly revolves around researching potential investment opportunities in the Middle East.
Overall, I am really enjoying my experience in Shanghai and I would recommend this to anyone.