Welcome to the official blog of Ameson Year in China. Here there will be information about the AYC 2014 program, as well as peering in on the experiences of current AYCers. This photo demonstrates common occurrences in China in the best way. Here we see about 100 AYC participants posing for a group portrait, and a completely unrelated Chinese woman and her baby rushing to join the photo. This best explains T.I.C #thisisChina, where you are foreign, new and very different than the almost 90% Han Chinese-populated country. This woman, as will many, wants to learn more about you and about your culture. Know that people may seem invasive, annoying, and even downright disrespectful according to American standards, but…this is China. So be willing to learn just as much, or more, than you are teaching. Feel free to ask any questions in the Ask box, about the program, and be sure to check out the 2013 participants’ blogs! It’s great insight into the good, the bad and the somewhat strange occurrences of being in China with AYC.