Category Archives: Carly Ortiz: Spring 2014

Carly Ortiz: Differences Between China & the U.S.

There are many things that make China unique and also completely different from the US. The first huge difference would be the food. Sichuan is known for its spicy, but amazing tasting food. Other than the food being EXTREMELY spicy, … Continue reading

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Carly Ortiz: China Tribulations

There is about a month left to my journey, and it is the most bittersweet feelings I’ve ever felt. Upon arriving in Chengdu, I felt scared, almost like it wasn’t something I could bring myself to do. As the weeks … Continue reading

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Carly Ortiz: Blog #3

This weekend, I visited the green tea garden thanks to the Chengdu Foreign Affairs Office! I am extremely blessed to have had this experience. Our director instructed all of the students to be ready to go by 7AM. Most of … Continue reading

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Carly Ortiz: How China Changed Me

I can’t believe my time here in Chengdu is almost over. The feeling I felt when I first got on the plane still feels fresh to me. Watching my mom, sisters, and step-dad walk away from my gate in the … Continue reading

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Carly Ortiz: Blog #1

I’ve been in Chengdu for about a week and a half now, and I love everything about this place. The one thing that really concerned me about coming to China was the food. I come from a Dominican family, which … Continue reading

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