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Category: NU in China 2014

The Hot Summer Days

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

Don’t take this with a grain of salt!

Joseph Hsieh, Public Health in China, Summer 2014 Food takes center stage in China. In fact, the large variety of food available in Beijing was one reason I embarked on this study abroad. I experienced much of Beijing’s culture through my stomach. However, in addition to culture, food is also a major public health topic in

On Beijing Wandering

Jeffrey Bilik, NU in China, Summer 2014 If there’s one thing I can recommend to do in Beijing on your own, it’s to wander out and find as much as you can. The city is full of layers, and every neighborhood can be a different world into itself. A thirty minute peek through Beijing’s central

Up the Great Wall

Huiqing Xu, NU in China, Summer 2014 These past few weeks have passed by in the blink of an eye. Over such a short period of time, we’ve visited many different places. We went to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, two museums, and a law office. My favorite Saturday excursion was the trip to

Gearing up to tackle health issues in China

Michelle Lu, Public Health in China, Summer 2014 The last three weeks in Beijing have been eventful and fun! Last week, for our Public Health in China class, we visited a local CDC and hospital to learn more about the public health system in China. Instead of having one central CDC like in the US,

Memories and Smog

Joseph Hsieh, NU in China, Summer 2014 Two weeks have passed like a whirlwind. We visited many places, ate a variety of foods, and learned much about Beijing’s history and culture. While the days may have slipped away like the wind, the memories and experiences are here to stay like the Beijing smog. We visited Tiananmen