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Going Up One More Floor

Guess where. Above 90 degree temperatures with sweltering humidity. Overwhelming swarms of people. Buzzing mosquitoes. Delicious food. Pandas. Yup, that’s my tropical island mansion. Well, I wish at least. I actually only left China a few days ago, where I am now currently relaxing with my aunt and uncle in San Diego. And to be

Great Wall!

So I’ve been in Beijing for a week and it has been something. The immersion was definitely a big change in my life. It was hard to go from only speaking in English with my friends at school to speaking in Wenzhounese with my family and then completely doing a 180 and speaking primarily in

Packed and Ready to Go!

As the starting date for my study abroad program creeps closer, life has become more and more hectic. Between finals and moving everything into storage it feels like I have barely had time to breathe before launching into this new adventure. Either way, school is over and I can finally let myself be excited to

The Wayward Path Ends Where It Began

This has been a time of change. I like to think of change as a baby elephant we are always riding. With more change, more age, the elephant grows up and inevitably, we become more aware of the world around us. It was just one week ago that I hurriedly scribbled away the last words

Missing China

Hey guys, I’ve been home from China for a few weeks now, but it feels like I was there just yesterday. During the last two days I was in China, we visited the watertown “Wuzhen” and Shanghai. I am glad we got to experience both, but I most enjoyed being a tourist in Shanghai. During

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Cups and Needles!

As one of the field trips for the Traditional Chinese Medicine course, we were able to visit the Traditional Chinese Medicine department of a local hospital to learn how different treatment methods are used and to directly observe physicians treating patients. During the first day of the field trip to the hospital, we were taken

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.

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

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

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