Monthly Archives: July 2017

Update!

It’s been several weeks since the start of the program and I finally feel well-adjusted to my new life at Peking University. A day at Beida usually starts with me walking to get breakfast at the Jianbing store. Jianbing is a savory crisp-fried crepe that contains egg, cilantro, sausage/chicken, and a special sweet sauce. Then… Read more »

Oh, The Cafes You’ll Go

From Monday to Friday, classes fill up our schedule: 9:00-12:00 Chinese, 12:00-1:00 lunch, 1:00-4:00 class (Public Health/Political Science/IMC). Trying to study and finish homework and, more or less, experience something new, I sometimes go to a cafe afterwards. There are multiple coffee shops in Peking’s campus like Paradiso Cafe and Beautiful Time Cafe. The latter… Read more »

Day 39 of 42

Hey again… I’m almost at the end of my trip and I am in disbelief that it is so close to being over. These last two weeks in Hangzhou have been a lot of fun and I’m glad that I had the chance to see a different perspective of China aside from Beijing. During my… Read more »

After two weeks…

Two weeks have past since I started the Public Health program in Beijing and already so much has happened. I expected a greater amount of culture shock but I found that Beijing is similar to Chicago- albeit much larger and much busier. The local food is amazing. I ate at so many resturants my first… Read more »

Long Weekend in Qingdao!

I am currently riding the bullet train on the way back from our long weekend trip in Qingdao! Half way through the program, we get a long weekend where many students choose to travel to cities outside of Beijing. Me and 5 other people decided it would be fun to travel to Qingdao! Qingdao is… Read more »

Moving from Beijing to Hangzhou

On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, we took our final exams for Public Health and Chinese, wrapping up the first part of our trip in Beijing. After our exams were over, our friends in the 8 week programs departed for their long weekend trip while the Wanxiang Fellows stayed in Beijing. During our last couple… Read more »

Same Stars, Different Constellations

Today was my second to last day of classes in Beijing before leaving for Hangzhou and to be honest, I’m sad I’m leaving. I’ve really settled down over this past month. I know Peking University’s campus well enough to remember shortcuts to my Chinese class, and have even hopped on the metro by myself to… Read more »

A Typical Day in Beijing

It has been exactly one week since I’ve arrived in Beijing, and it honestly feels like I have been here for so much longer. Unlike many people in this program, I haven’t had much trouble with jet lag, but that just might be because I had a horrible sleep schedule back home to begin with…. Read more »

Woah, We’re Halfway There

I have been in China for three weeks now and I am realizing that this is the halfway point of my six-week program… it is going by faster than I expected! A lot has happened since I left the United States, starting with the plane ride itself. It was almost surreal to watch our landing… Read more »

A New Adventure!

Hi! My name is Esha, and I am a rising sophomore currently at O’Hare airport about to leave for Beijing, China! I am going to be in the Public Health program at Peking University. I am both nervous and excited at the same time. I have never traveled outside of North America, let alone stayed… Read more »