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Month: July 2016

Winding Down

Hello again! As the program is coming to an end, I am sad to report that I have been sick for the past two weeks and have not been able to make it on any exciting excursions. But I have been able to try some amazing food, lately, and let’s be honest, probably half of

Huangshan & Hangzhou: An Unexpected Journey

I still can’t believe I’m nearing the end of my sixth week here in China. These last few weeks have been hectic and not to mention incredibly adventurous. Two weeks ago, a group of friends and I went to Huangshan City and Hangzhou for our long weekend break. Initially, I was nervous about going on

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

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

Say Hi to Shanghai!

Hello hello! I cannot believe that I am nearing the end of my fifth week here. Again, time has flown by so quickly. And with passing the halfway mark means that I have taken my long week break! I chose to go to Shanghai. After living in both Beijing and New York, I never thought

Only The Beginning

Hello Friends! Welcome back to my blog! I have been enjoying my time here in China at Peking University (北大). These first few weeks have been exciting and exhausting. I’m going to admit that having class all week is tiring, however I have learned so much about Chinese history and language. One of the weekend

Food Struggles

Six hours of class a day, taking impromptu trips to explore the city, experiencing amazing views on the Great Wall, and making new friends along the way. It’s hard to believe that it has already been three weeks since my time here at Peking University. But undoubtedly, one of the best parts of this experience


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

Life in China

It’s been about two weeks since I arrived in China, and things are going pretty smoothly. I’ve adjusted to the time difference and to the new dorm room. I’m friends with my roommate (she’s from Holland!), and I’ve also made a lot of new friends on this IPD trip. It was hard at first. Although I’ve been