Working for Mondoro Company Limited proved to be extremely valuable to me academically, professionally, and spiritually.
During my four-month internship in Guangdong Province, Zhaoqing, China, I was enrolled in classes that furthered my understanding of Chinese culture and language. My courses enhanced my overall internship experience in multiple ways: they better-prepared me for work; they taught me to more effectively communicate with my employer and co-workers; and they gave me the confidence to take on any task.
“These experiences would have been impossible to duplicate while attending school in Provo.”
My favorite course was my cultural proofs class. As part of the class, I kept a daily journal with entries and evaluations of cultural experiences that reflected the rich traditions and customs of China. These experiences would have been impossible to duplicate while attending school in Provo. I attended Chinese religious and wedding ceremonies; I learned to make traditional Chinese food and moon cakes; and I learned to catch fish using nets and my bare hands during fishing adventures with my co-workers.
Obviously, working in China meant I was surrounded by Chinese people. Not since serving a mission in Taiwan have I been so immersed in the language. The situation afforded me excellent opportunities to improve my Chinese linguistic skills. My understanding of the language reached a new level and my vocabulary expanded to include business exchanges.