Monthly Archives: May 2015

Rashanna Butler: Misconceptions of China

As I write this blog, I’m filled with mixed emotions.  I have two weeks left in China. In these final weeks I have so many things that I want to do in addition to studying for finals! This brings me … Continue reading

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Ivan Ilic: Sad to say that I only have 19 days left in this beautiful country.

Chengdu is by far the biggest city I have ever lived in. It is also the biggest city I have ever visited for an extended period of time. I have been to the smallest of villages in Bosnia to medium-sized … Continue reading

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Charlen McNeil: 5 Things You Need To Know About Teaching in China

Be patient!!!! Remember that no matter what age group you have, English is their second language. No, they don’t understand you and no, they shouldn’t be expected to understand you. You are here to teach them. Just because they can … Continue reading

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Tailor Dortona: Making the Most of Your Semester Abroad

Back in Washington, DC before I left for China, I was under the misconception that three and a half months in Chengdu would be ample time to explore the city, learn enough Chinese to be considered an advanced beginner at … Continue reading

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Deondre Thompson: Over the Last Weekend

I have a lot of assignments that are coming up due now. I will get them out of the way today, so I will not have to worry about it next week. I can’t believe that this is almost over … Continue reading

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David Mejia: Planning Ahead

My International Law and American Court classes are getting very interesting and I am learning a lot about how China and the United States work in the international law aspects. I also learned how the arrest methods differ in the … Continue reading

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Rashanna Butler: A List of Tips

So there are moments when I have something to say about various topics. With that being said, bear with me as I rant on random things I learned in China: Do not convert prices to USD to justify a purchase: … Continue reading

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David Mejia: Mike’s Pizza and Other Things

This week I tried Mike’s Pizza. The pizza was so delicious, it blew Pizza Hut out of this world. I did not even get to take a picture of the pizza, because my friends and I ate it so fast. … Continue reading

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Charlen McNeil: Xi’an Cultural Excursion

No amount of preparation could ever prepare me for the train ride to Xi’an. Normally when I think of a sleeper train, I refer back to the Amtrak sleeper cars my family used to take to Florida. However, this train … Continue reading

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Tequon Brady: Road to Chongqing

I have been so busy the last few weeks from rugby to internships to school work and everything else in between. But this blog is about my rugby tour to Chongqing; my first ever tour. A tour is basically a … Continue reading

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