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
I was in the Media and IMC program in China, and this summer was different than before summers in structure and learning material. Our very own Northwestern IMC Professor Paul Wang taught the class, and he was the first professor to encourage doodling and creating art for the sake of arousing our imagination during discussion.
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
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
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
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
Although we’re already two and a half weeks into Fall Quarter, last Friday, October 12, marked the official end of the Summer Wanxiang Fellows Program. The inaugural program’s nine student participants presented highlights from their experience in China and their team research projects to an audience of Northwestern faculty, staff, and students, and visitors from