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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

My “Post-Grad” Plans

Hello! My name is Jena DiFiore and I just submitted my last final at Northwestern. I’m extremely nervous and excited to walk across the stage on Saturday and then I leave for Beijing the next day! Everyone keeps asking me “So what’s your post-grad plans?” and it feels pretty cool to say “I’m going to

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

Recommendations of Places to Visit!

Outside from the daily classes of Chinese language and Public Health, there are many opportunities to explore some of the major tourist attractions in China. Out of all the different places, two of my favorites were the Temple of Heaven and the Beijing Olympic Park. Both are easily accessible, with the most cost efficient method

Exciting Fear and Fearful Excitement

Hi! My name is Josh, and I am a rising sophomore! In a couple days, I’ll be off to Beijing, China from Los Angeles, California. I will be studying at Peking University for two months, where I will be studying Public Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Chinese. While I am excited for what new experiences

Observing a Changing Beijing

I’ve been in Beijing now for two weeks, and it’s been an interesting experience navigating throughout the city and taking classes. I came in without having any Chinese knowledge and so could not even say a complete sentence. After taking three hours of classes every week, it feels exciting to put words together and throw

My heart is still in China.

It’s been exactly a month since my return home, and I still remember it like it was yesterday. Now that I’m back on campus, my friends want to know everything about my time abroad. But the experience I had there simply can’t be described in just a few words. There’s nothing like being in the

Bargaining in China: The Do’s and Don’ts

Let’s face it. If you want to buy souvenirs in China at a low cost, you need to learn how to bargain! The reality is that Chinese vendors will try to sell foreigners items at higher costs. So, if you don’t want to blow your wallet after just one or two purchases, I would suggest

Hi Hi Shanghai

Hi hi, It’s already been five weeks! Time files. Five weeks means that we passed our halfway point and had our long weekend. A group of students went to Xi’an and another group of students went to Hangzhou and the Yellow Mountains; however, I chose to go to Shanghai with two other friends. Shanghai was

Shanghai: Food and Sightseeing Tour

Another two weeks have passed since I last wrote. Since then, a lot has happened: finished finals (yay!), visited Shanghai, and started classes again. I still can’t believe that I have already passed the halfway point of my study abroad journey. A part of me is excited that I am a month away from going