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Category: Social Life

Missing the Adventure

Writing my last blog post means that my quarter in South Africa is officially over (even though I technically returned to the US almost...
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Why We’re Thankful for the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Grant

My travel day to Mexico was full of surprises. An unexpected flight change. A lack of WiFi in the Mexican airport. A house more...
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Lose Yourself to Dance

During the Long Weekend, which is a break between the two, four-week sessions of classes on this program, my group chose to go to...
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Oh, you speak Chinese?

It’s the question everyone asks you here, and it has dramatically raised my awareness as to the relationship race has within my identity. In...
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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

One thing that I have since learned during my five month stay in Beijing is just how temperamental the weather is. The scorching morning...
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Jian Bing (spicy pancakes)

Hey, everyone! I’ve been in Beijing for two weeks now, and am getting settled into the routine and also time zone here. We’re living...
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A Cold Return to Evanston

Christian Dayal, Public Health in Europe, Fall 2014 After spending a semester abroad in Paris, coming back to Evanston has been quite the experience....
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For the Love of Art

Diamanta Panford, NU in Paris, Fall 2014 One amazing perk of Paris is the ability to explore most museums for free with a student...
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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....
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Mapping the city

Jeffrey Bilik, Public Health in China, Summer 2014 Where to start. It’s been almost two weeks now since I’ve arrived in Beijing, and there’s...
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