The greatest aspect of learning a new culture is trying the new foods. I especially love the ability to try new food and find them super delicious. This weekend we were able to experience a dumpling tutorial from a local … Continue reading
The wonderful aspect of traveling as a student is all the people willing to help you along the way and introduce you to their culture. It can be an apprehensive experience trying new foods, especially as college students most times … Continue reading
What’s this?! You fell asleep happily amongst the city people and family you once knew, but now you have awaken to foreign sounds and people. Remember, you went to study aboard for a semester. I know, you would rather eat … Continue reading
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After a 50-minute train ride and one night’s rest in the village, we finally reached the gate of Qing Cheng Mountain (青城山). Its literal translation is “Green City Mountain,” and what a sight it was! It’s China’s National Holiday. … Continue reading
I’m going to take this opportunity to explain privacy and its presence or absence in this case of privacy or personal boundaries in China. In an American urban area, for example, I think there is a general understanding amongst people … Continue reading
When I first applied to this program, I did not think much about it. Even after being accepted, the sensation of going on another life-changing journey was not there, especially with my departure date a couple of months ahead. As … Continue reading