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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

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.

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

China: What the Tech?

Before coming here, I – like many Americans – had a few stereotypes about China. I thought Chinese people loved to eat fortune cookies, preferred Eastern culture over Western culture, and had a technology infrastructure that was underdeveloped compared to America’s. However, these stereotypes couldn’t be further from the truth. Practically no Chinese restaurants serve fortune

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

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

Growth

When you go through the application process for a study abroad trip, a question you’re bound to be asked is something along the line of, “How do you hope you will grow while you’re on your trip?”. For me, this wasn’t an easy question to answer. How am I supposed to know what I’ll gain

Worry is Healthy

In most people’s introductory posts, people have told you everything they’re excited about regarding studying abroad in China. However, I’m going to do something a little different: I’m going to talk about everything I’m worried about happening in China. 1. I’m worried about getting sick in China; I have a hiatal hernia, which I take

The Hot Summer Days

Huiqing Xu, NU in China, Summer 2014 After spending these several weeks in Beijing, I finally understand what hot and humid weather truly feels like. Stepping outside for just five minutes can leave you drenched in sweat. After enduring weeks of this weather, my friends and I decided to go to a waterpark. Not just any

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