Alumni Spotlight: Kaitlyn Maloney


What is one piece of advice you'd give future MandarinZone students?

Don't hesitate! MandarinZone is one of the best value Chinese schools in the city. The teachers are wonderful, and the school is right next to a subway stop and really easy to reach.

Describe your favorite must-have food that you tried abroad.

My favorite food in China would have to be hei jiao niu liu fan, or a beef dish cooked with onions and green peppers and a savory black pepper sauce. It is one of the most delicious dishes I have ever had, and might be the thing I miss the most now that I've returned to the USA.

What was the best place you visited outside of your study abroad city?

I made a visa run to Hong Kong -- that is a beautiful city! If your visa allows, you should definitely check it out. The locals don't speak Mandarin, but nearly everyone speaks English, so it's easy to get around.

Make sure you set aside some time to chill on one of the many fantastic beaches on Hong Kong Island.