Posts Categorized: Academics

Drinking Tea for Class

I was in the Media and IMC program in China, and this summer was different than before summers in structure and learning material. Our very own Northwestern IMC Professor Paul Wang taught the class, and he was the first professor to encourage doodling and creating art for the sake of arousing our imagination during discussion…. 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 »

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 »

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 »

An unforgettable experience

Hi! My name is Maegan Ramchal and I’m a rising junior in Weinberg. I’m studying psychology and environmental sciences. I’ll be doing the IPD Public Health program in Beijing. Right now I’m sitting in my room surrounded by half-packed suitcases and unfolded clothes, but in less than 2 days I’ll be in China! The last… Read more »

It’s Good to Be Back!

Hello There, This is my last blog post! 🙁 (I know we had some good times). I have been back in the U.S. for awhile now. Adjusting back to the American way life has been very smooth. I ran home to my mother’s home cooking and being filled in about family matters from my siblings…. Read more »

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I had high expectations for China. The Political and Economic Development Program looked like it was made for me: it was hosted by my father’s alma mater, it was in my mom’s hometown with all of my relatives, and I LOVE economics, there was no way that it could not be totally perfect. But the… Read more »

3 Weeks Later – Finding Common Ground

25 days ago, I packed up my bags and left my dorm at Beida (PKU), and took a 13-hour flight back to Chicago and a 4-hour drive to west Michigan. I’m home! I honestly can’t believe it’s already been so long – the time’s flown by fast, and I still remember a lot of my… Read more »