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Dejah S. Smith: Chengdu: Familiar Yet Different

In New York, where I frequent, has little areas around the city that is supposed to represent a whole culture. In lower Manhattan lies Chinatown, where tourists come in to take pictures and eat “Chinese” food. I can admit that … Continue reading

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Kathryn Calenberg-Laviola:We Had Fun Opera and BBQ Nights

This week we got to experience Chinese theater when going to the Sichuan Opera. Song, dance, and acrobatics were magnificently showcased. Brilliant colors painted the faces of the actors while dressed dazzling clothes as they danced across the stage. As … Continue reading

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Kathryn Calenberg-Laviola:Our First Week in Chengdu

Our first week of coming to China in Spring 2019 has been such a spectacular adventure. Meeting new people and creating new friendships as we explore Sichuan Province. Everyone that we have encountered has been friendly and all of us … Continue reading

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MAY WE MEET AGAIN

  I am writing this blog in the same airport where Sara picked us up the first time. It feels like a dream, like China never happened… back then, these young students came with their suitcases full of fears, promises, … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING IN CHINA??

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FAM!! Last Thursday, we celebrated the day that many of our students were waiting for, Thanksgiving! This celebration is one of the most important holidays in the United States. For those who do not know about this celebration, … Continue reading

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FREE TRIP: meeting the Gēlǎozú in Nuo City

Last week, some of the students visited the city of Chongqing, Nuo City and the Balahu Valley. Chongqing is a big and rising city in China. In its effort to promote tourism in this city, the municipality sponsors many trips … Continue reading

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ONYX’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (Outsider’s Perspective)

Last week was the birthday of one of our quirky students, Onyx! She turned 22 and wanted a big celebration. When I say big I mean that she celebrated her birthday for 4 days straight… It is true, 22 years … Continue reading

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Birthday (4x)

When I first thought about studying abroad in the fall, I immediately thought about my birthday (Nov10). I thought about how I wasn’t gonna be with my friends and family so it was going to be boring and suck. I … Continue reading

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COLLEGE KIDS AND BEIJING

After Xi’an, some of the students decided to travel to the capital of China, Beijing. Traveling to Beijing was a whole experience. Our way began on the slow train. For many of us, it was the first time traveling in … Continue reading

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Bargaining and discovering 3000-years of history in Xi’an

Discovering the ancient Xi’an Last week, we did the midterm exams. After that, we had a week to relax. The G-MEO Chengdu American Center prepared a cultural excursion for us. We visited the city of Xi’an, which is known for … Continue reading

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