Posts Categorized: Globalization

It’s over already!

In just a few days I will be back at home in Florida and my adventures in China will be over. It seems crazy how two months have gone by so quickly, yet it feels like a lifetime. I have done, learned, and seen so much that I never imagined I that I would get… Read more »

Half way done!

I am writing this while in Qingdao, a city in China famous for its beaches and German influences. I am in Qingdao for the short break we have in between the first and second half of the program. I cannot believe four weeks have gone by so quickly- but at the same time I cannot… 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 »

Foreign Farewell

Hello Everyone! I can’t believe there are only two days left in the program here in Beijing! It’s unreal how close the end is. Though this trip was only 8 weeks, it felt like a lifetime. I learned soooo much about Chinese culture, history, politics, and language. This knowledge has allowed me to look at… Read more »

Homesick Celebrity

你好!/Hello!! Welcome back to my blog! The last few weeks have been exciting and exhausting. While I’ve been able to visit various parts of Beijing, I find myself still adjusting to the way of life here. Number one for me has been the food. Now I love Asian cuisine, but only on occasion. I’ve grown… Read more »

Food for Thought

One of the things that most people who come to China rave about is the food. China has really diverse food options, and it seems like there’s something for everyone here! However, because I have stomach problems, I’ve been struggling to keep up a good diet here. This is mainly because most of the food… Read more »

Oh, you speak Chinese?

It’s the question everyone asks you here, and it has dramatically raised my awareness as to the relationship race has within my identity. In America, frankly, mostly everyone looks like me, belongs to my culture and speaks English. At Northwestern, this was not the case since it has a wonderfully diverse community full of many… Read more »

Mapping the city

Jeffrey Bilik, Public Health in China, Summer 2014 Where to start. It’s been almost two weeks now since I’ve arrived in Beijing, and there’s been so much packed into the last few days. Friends back home are asking me to describe the city to them, and it seems to possess so many contradictory characteristics all… Read more »

TCM – A Lesson to Understand Myself

Kingsley Leung, Public Health in China, Summer 2013 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is something that has been part of my life for as long as I remember. Ever since I was little, terminology and theories regarding traditional medicine were used in my household as easily as families in America will talk about the common cold… Read more »

Wanxiang Fellows Reception & Research Presentations

Although we’re already two and a half weeks into Fall Quarter, last Friday, October 12, marked the official end of the Summer Wanxiang Fellows Program.  The inaugural program’s nine student participants presented highlights from their experience in China and their team research projects to an audience of Northwestern faculty, staff, and students, and visitors from… Read more »