Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tailor Dortona: Should it Stay or Should it Go? What to Pack and What to Leave Behind (Part 1)

I struggled to pack for China, constantly rearranging piles of “Yes,” “No,” and “Maybe” clothing, shoes, toiletries, and miscellaneous items that I was convinced could come in handy. But now that I have gone through the complete agony of boiling … Continue reading

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Charlen McNeil: Food!

Chinese food in Chengdu is very different from Chinese food in the states. So much so, that I’m not quite sure why we call the food back home Chinese. Here, the food has more flavor and so many different tastes … Continue reading

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Rashanna Butler: Almost Does Count

Later this week I will approach a month in China. I must say that I am extremely lucky that I have not experienced a great deal of home sickness or cultural shock! I believe the key factor is fully immersing … Continue reading

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Ivan Ilic: One of the Best Decisions of My Life

24 days into my study abroad experience and I already have gained so much insight into the Chinese culture. Through the help of the program as well as my friends, I have been introduced to countless native Chinese people. Even … Continue reading

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Deondre Thompson: Chinese Language Tutoring

This week has been good. I have two tutors: Ma Na and Rose. On Monday, I had Ma Na and she knows a little bit of English, so it was hard for me to communicate with her. But, she helped … Continue reading

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David Mejia: The First Days in Chengdu

Touring the city, the amount of walking is a lot. I knew instantly I was going to lose weight here which is always a good thing for me. By the 5th day, I got used to the walking. Everything around … Continue reading

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Tequon Brady: Journey to Chengdu

February 26th – Around 6pm I arrived at the John F Kennedy Airport with a mind set for excitement and adventure. I had been packing and unpacking with excitement and much anticipation. I met up with Tailor, my fellow classmate, … Continue reading

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Tailor Dortona: Chengdu City Tour

Last Monday, our group of twenty wide-eyed, bushy-tailed American students embarked on a magnificent tour of Chengdu. We began at the Jinsha Relic Museum to witness the excavation site of the sacrificial graves of Ancient China. This tour truly put … Continue reading

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Rashanna Butler: Life In China (So Far)

Friday marked my first week in Chengdu China. Boy oh boy! This week has been a roller coaster of emotions and adventures.  I will attempt to keep my ranting to a minimum, even though I am almost sure that blogs … Continue reading

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Ivan Ilic: First Week in Chengdu, China

If I could describe my past week in Chengdu in one word it would have to be ‘euphoria.’ I live in the biggest city in New Hampshire, Manchester, but it doesn’t even compare to Chengdu in the slightest. In whichever … Continue reading

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