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Month: June 2016

Adventures in Asia, Chapter 2

Aloha! Thanks for visiting this blog. I’m Luis Cartagena, a rising senior in Weinberg, majoring in Earth and Planetary Sciences, and minoring in Global Health. Last summer I spent 7-weeks backpacking in Japan—an absolutely amazing and humbling experience. This summer I return to Asia to write a new chapter in China, where I’ll be studying

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

All NU Friends!

Hi guys! I’m Julia DiMaria, a rising senior (OMG, this is weird), from Long Island, New York. It is currently less than 48 hours until departure time for China and there is certainly a mix of emotions in the air right now, from excitement to nervousness to calm to panic mode that I am forgetting


Hello! My name is Nina Sedeno and I am from Chicago, Illinois. I am a rising junior in Weinberg, currently majoring in International Studies and Political Science. I am thrilled to be spending my summer at Peking University! I chose to study abroad in China for two reasons: (1) to strengthen my language skills and

We Meet Again!

Hi There! My name is Cheron Z. Mims. After closing out a successful junior year, I am now a senior at Northwestern University (whoo-hoo!) studying Anthropology and Political Science with a Brady Scholars certificate. I am currently sitting on my bed reflecting on the past week I have had to spend with my family before

See You In Beijing

Hi! My name is Irene Chang and I am a freshman (rising sophomore) in Weinberg studying Economics and International Studies. Currently, I am back in my hometown of Naperville, Illinois. It is only 45 minutes away from Evanston, so the transition from home to college wasn’t too bad. However, I’m not too sure what the

NU Experience

Hi hi! My name is Grace Hong. I’m a rising sophomore in the School of Communication with a major in communication studies and a minor in Chinese. I am going for the IMC certificate as well. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Troy, Michigan. A lot of people have asked me

NU Year, NU Adventures

Hey! My name is Nina. I am studying economics and business institutions, and I just finished my sophomore year (woohoo). I grew up in New York City, in fact I transferred from NYU, so I just finished my first year at Northwestern four days ago. It was an amazing whirlwind of firsts: living in a dorm and having

Returning to Something New

My name is Junru Yan, I’m a rising senior at Northwestern studying Biology and Global Health and this is my first blog post ever. Currently, I’m sitting in a Kungfu Tea place in the Beijing international airport waiting for a connection flight to Lanzhou. As of now, I have been traveling for more than 12