Monthly Archives: November 2014

Brittany Weatherbee: Study Abroad Tips – Part 2

Every day something happens that makes me thankful for studying abroad. Whether it’s talking to a local in their own language, visiting new places or trying new foods, I try to make the most out of my days here. As … Continue reading

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Michelle Velez: The 7,500 Mile Gap

I remember as if it was yesterday, the moment my feet stepped out of the airplane to Chengdu. There were so many emotions I could remember experiencing all at once. The hint of grogginess from the jet-lagged experience and a … Continue reading

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Jessica Coke: Say It Ain’t So – Almost Time To Go Home!

I must say that deciding to study abroad halfway across the globe, in China, has been one of the most nerve-racking and scary things that I’ve decided to do in my young life. Making the decision to want to study … Continue reading

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Gail Sexius: Communication Exchange – Are Hand Gestures Ever Really Enough?

Hand gestures are often looked upon as a universal language. I mean, it makes sense right? If you cannot explain to someone what it is exactly you want, pointing is definitely the easiest and most effective means of communication. If … Continue reading

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Caitlin Gilmore: Study Up in China

Even though many students study abroad so that they can travel, experience new cultures, and explore a different part of the world, it is also important that they keep track of their studies. It can be difficult to do so … Continue reading

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Alaina Thorne: Fashion District

When I am back home in America, roughly about two to three times out of the week I am wearing sweats with a hoodie or a pullover sweater. Just the idea of being in a pair of warm sweats is … Continue reading

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Michelle Velez: The Sichuan Cuisine

I thought that the Chinese food in China will taste exactly the same as Chinese food in America – I was wrong. Chinese food in China does not compare to the corner fast food restaurants you will find down your … Continue reading

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Jessica Coke: Best Friends with Nature

Back home in New Jersey, my 1996 Honda Accord is my best friend. I know, it’s not the fanciest car or the most reliable, but it gets me where I need to go. Since I’ve gotten my drivers license a … Continue reading

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Gail Sexius: Irrigation Systems of Buddhas?

Ni hao from Chengdu. It’s official: I am half-way done with my study abroad experience, and it is truly bittersweet. On one hand, I am absolutely excited to go home and share my experience with my friends and family members; … Continue reading

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Caitlin Gilmore: Staying Active in China

Within the last couple of decades, America has had a growing gym culture. The trend of becoming active and focusing on getting fit has been rising in a society that has for so long had been filled with fast food … Continue reading

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