Category Archives: Jessica Coke: Fall 2014

Jessica Coke: Say It Ain’t So – Almost Time To Go Home!

I must say that deciding to study abroad halfway across the globe, in China, has been one of the most nerve-racking and scary things that I’ve decided to do in my young life. Making the decision to want to study … Continue reading

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Jessica Coke: Best Friends with Nature

Back home in New Jersey, my 1996 Honda Accord is my best friend. I know, it’s not the fanciest car or the most reliable, but it gets me where I need to go. Since I’ve gotten my drivers license a … Continue reading

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Jessica Coke: To Teach or Not to Teach?

To many, the thought of being a teacher may seem like a walk in the park. Especially, if you’re a person who loves children and just can’t resist their adorable chubby cheeks or snotty little noses. Well, maybe no one … Continue reading

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Jessica Coke: Getting Over Homesickness

I hadn’t understood the saying “there is no place home” until I found myself all the way across the Pacific Ocean and 23 hours away from home (by aircraft) in China. As if the rigorousness of traveling (two separate flights … Continue reading

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Jessica Coke: “When in Chengdu…You Eat Spicy Food!”

Prior to arriving in Chengdu, I was very skeptical about the new and different foods that I would encounter while studying abroad in Sichuan Province. I was afraid that I would not like any of the foods, and that I … Continue reading

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