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It’s over already!

In just a few days I will be back at home in Florida and my adventures in China will be over. It seems crazy how two months have gone by so quickly, yet it feels like a lifetime. I have done, learned, and seen so much that I never imagined I that I would get

Half way done!

I am writing this while in Qingdao, a city in China famous for its beaches and German influences. I am in Qingdao for the short break we have in between the first and second half of the program. I cannot believe four weeks have gone by so quickly- but at the same time I cannot

China: What the Tech?

Before coming here, I – like many Americans – had a few stereotypes about China. I thought Chinese people loved to eat fortune cookies, preferred Eastern culture over Western culture, and had a technology infrastructure that was underdeveloped compared to America’s. However, these stereotypes couldn’t be further from the truth. Practically no Chinese restaurants serve fortune

Foreign Farewell

Hello Everyone! I can’t believe there are only two days left in the program here in Beijing! It’s unreal how close the end is. Though this trip was only 8 weeks, it felt like a lifetime. I learned soooo much about Chinese culture, history, politics, and language. This knowledge has allowed me to look at

The Great Wall of “My Legs are Killing Me”

Ever since I was a kid, I was fed the lie everyone knows about- “You can see the Great Wall of China from Space!”. And even if you couldn’t, I’m sure you could make out its shape somewhere above the atmosphere, because it sure is a wonderful sight. We went there on one of our

Journey to the West (of Beijing)

Over the long weekend break between the two sessions we went to Xi’an. It was a really cool experience to travel in China with 23 of my fellow Northwestern students. We set out on a Wednesday right after finals ended and traveled there by an overnight sleeper train. When we got to Xi’an we were