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Back in the States

It’s only been a couple days since I’ve gotten back and it’s been weird. But, I can say for sure that the jet lag has been terrible. Another thing to note is that I already miss the food even though I really thought I wouldn’t. I had chipotle for lunch today and it made me

Two Weeks Left :(

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve gotten back from Shanghai and this program’s almost over???I think one of the greatest things I’ve learned so far about China is the diversity in food. Food from provinces such as Sichuan or Zhejiang have completely different flavors, all great in their own ways and unique to

Long Weekend Already?

Somehow, I feel like I blinked and the first half of this program has passed. I truly can’t believe that it’s already the long break. It was weird to see how quickly and how jam packed each class was. While I felt like classes had just begun, we had already all learned so much content.

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


Prior to arriving in Beijing, I actually started my trip in Wenzhou in the Zhejiang province. I thought I would visit some family first before my study abroad program. It had been about 10 years since I’d last been there last and it was truly a pleasure seeing my extended family again. I’m glad I