Monthly Archives: September 2014

Michelle Velez: Coming to China for the First Time

Coming to China for the first time was a major cultural shock. I did not know what to expect, and it took a few days for me to adjust, especially with the change in time zone. I left New Jersey … 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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Gail Sexius: Dorothy Syndrome – Coping With Homesickness

The infamous character, Dorothy, from the classic movie The Wizard of Oz was once a victim of being homesick. She tapped her bedazzled red shoes three times and uttered: “There’s no place like home”, in hopes of being transported back … Continue reading

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Caitlin Gilmore: Transportation in Chengdu

I’ve lived close to New York City all my life and am aware of how crazy and busy traffic can be. It can sometimes take thirty minutes or more by car to get over the George Washington Bridge or through … Continue reading

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Brittany Weatherbee: Ni Hao From Chengdu!

Ni Hao from Chengdu! As of today, I have officially been here for two full weeks! I am so excited and grateful that I was given the opportunity by g-MEO and my school to study abroad in a different country … Continue reading

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Alaina Thorne: Learning to Step Out of Your Box

I have been in China for almost three weeks, and I must say it was not the easiest transition nor was it the hardest, but I didn’t let that stop me. Teachers, family, and friends have all told me before … Continue reading

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