Category Archives: Tailor Dortona: Spring 2015

Tailor Dortona: Making the Most of Your Semester Abroad

Back in Washington, DC before I left for China, I was under the misconception that three and a half months in Chengdu would be ample time to explore the city, learn enough Chinese to be considered an advanced beginner at … Continue reading

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Tailor Dortona: Should it Stay or Should it Go? What to Pack and What to Leave Behind (Part 2)

I struggled to pack for China, constantly rearranging piles of “Yes,” “No,” and “Maybe” clothing, shoes, toiletries, and miscellaneous items that I was convinced could come in handy. But now that I have gone through the complete agony of boiling … Continue reading

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Tailor Dortona: Should it Stay or Should it Go? What to Pack and What to Leave Behind (Part 1)

I struggled to pack for China, constantly rearranging piles of “Yes,” “No,” and “Maybe” clothing, shoes, toiletries, and miscellaneous items that I was convinced could come in handy. But now that I have gone through the complete agony of boiling … Continue reading

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Tailor Dortona: Chengdu City Tour

Last Monday, our group of twenty wide-eyed, bushy-tailed American students embarked on a magnificent tour of Chengdu. We began at the Jinsha Relic Museum to witness the excavation site of the sacrificial graves of Ancient China. This tour truly put … Continue reading

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