Category Archives: Alexis Acevedo: Spring 2013

The writings and musings of Alexis Acevedo from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Spring 2013 Cohort – Chengdu American Center).

Alexis: One or two not-so-pleasant things

So up until this point I’ve tried to the best of my ability to write to you about the various reasons for why you should come to study abroad in China. But like my mom always says in Spanish, “not … Continue reading

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Alexis: Internship Joys

For a long time, I’ve been very interested in teaching and on academia.  This has been crystal clear to my friends, who hear me using words like “pedagogy,” “exegesis” and “empirical” in a colloquial fashion.  Moreover, one of my personal … Continue reading

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Alexis: Staying healthy and in shape, part. 1

Hello dear readers!  Unfortunately—or fortunately—I find myself writing to you about a topic that is rarely a cause of enthusiasm or conducive to substantial results among many Americans: staying healthy and exercising.  If you don’t believe me, look up the … Continue reading

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Alexis: I want to go home, but not just yet

你好 (Ni hao) everyone!  This week I’d like to write about something that we all experience when we’re away from our loved ones for a long time: the ever-increasing desire to go back home to be reunited with our family … Continue reading

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Alexis: Let’s Talk Money

So you’ve been thinking about studying in the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad but you really—like really, really, really—want to be sure that money won’t become an issue and that it won’t be the cause of uncomfortable or troublesome … Continue reading

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Alexis: Getting Around Chengdu Safely

The time to confront the unavoidable topic of how to stay safe in China’s roads has arrived.  It is no novelty to those who keep up with international news even in a minimal way that China’s roads are among the … Continue reading

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Alexis: Tips for Maximizing Your Time in China

According to people who are wiser and more experienced than I am, the best way to learn about different cultures and peoples is by unreservedly submerging oneself within them.  While living within the territory inhabited by a particular people is … Continue reading

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Alexis: Layovers, Lanterns and Dragons

Ni hao readers!  A lot has transpired since my last post and I think it’s time I brought you all up to speed.  My flight to Beijing (even though delayed twice!) was the most comfortable long-distance flight that I have … Continue reading

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Introducing: Alexis Acevedo – Fairleigh Dickinson University

The last thing that I had in mind last summer while reading Henry Kissinger’s On Chinabook was that a couple months into the upcoming fall semester I’d be making plans to spend the last semester of my undergraduate education in … Continue reading

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