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Month: August 2014

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

Don’t take this with a grain of salt!

Joseph Hsieh, Public Health in China, Summer 2014 Food takes center stage in China. In fact, the large variety of food available in Beijing was one reason I embarked on this study abroad. I experienced much of Beijing’s culture through my stomach. However, in addition to culture, food is also a major public health topic in

On Beijing Wandering

Jeffrey Bilik, NU in China, Summer 2014 If there’s one thing I can recommend to do in Beijing on your own, it’s to wander out and find as much as you can. The city is full of layers, and every neighborhood can be a different world into itself. A thirty minute peek through Beijing’s central