Monthly Archives: October 2014

Jessica Coke: To Teach or Not to Teach?

To many, the thought of being a teacher may seem like a walk in the park. Especially, if you’re a person who loves children and just can’t resist their adorable chubby cheeks or snotty little noses. Well, maybe no one … Continue reading

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Gail Sexius: Food, Festivals, Bicycles, Parks: National Holiday Edition

Every year America’s Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th to celebrate the United States’ independence from Britain and ultimately the birthday of the country. During the week of October 1st through the 7th, China similarly celebrates their national holiday. … Continue reading

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Brittany Weatherbee: 10 Tips for Studying Abroad in Chengdu, China…or anywhere!

1. Pack what you think you’ll need…then pack a little more. Getting ready for any cross-country trip can be a hassle, but if you set yourself up for success in the beginning, it will be easier and less stressful for … Continue reading

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Alaina Thorne: The Bamboo Sea

At 7:30 AM on Thursday, my two classmates and I were on a bus headed to southern China — Yibin to be exact. During the National Holiday, we wanted to travel out of Chengdu, to view a different landscape than … Continue reading

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Michelle Velez: Chengdu’s Entrepreneurialism

I have always had an entrepreneurial mind. This is why my first degree is in business. I am currently in the process of launching an online store, starting up an ATM business, being a free-lance filmmaker, and looking into different … Continue reading

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Caitlin Gilmore: Beijing with Some Buddies!

Every October 1st, China celebrates its National Holiday. Luckily, the holiday lasts a few days (a whole week for students!) giving people the opportunity to travel, visit loved ones, go sightseeing, and more. I even saw a bunch of different … Continue reading

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Michelle Velez: The Chengdu Feeling

Coming to China, I did not expect to see such improvements in the development of the country and its transportation system; especially in Chengdu. I am from Jersey City, New Jersey which is just a few train stops away from … Continue reading

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Jessica Coke: Getting Over Homesickness

I hadn’t understood the saying “there is no place home” until I found myself all the way across the Pacific Ocean and 23 hours away from home (by aircraft) in China. As if the rigorousness of traveling (two separate flights … Continue reading

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Gail Sexius: Lost in the Ancient City Street Limits

Here in Chengdu, I often find myself getting lost in the beauty of the city and its surrounding areas. Its culture, history, people, art, food and basically everything, is unique to Chengdu. I mean, that’s probably why the motto of … Continue reading

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Caitlin Gilmore: Temples, Jinli, Pandas, Haircut

Our g-MEO group has been keeping active over the last four weeks since arriving in Chengdu. We have played rugby, gone shopping, and visited Wuhou Temple, Jinli Street, and the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center. I even decided to … Continue reading

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