Thoughts from student interns abroad

Monthly Archives: March 2017

In a World of Pure Imagination

Not much has happened this week besides school and work. It is so fun to work with the Chinese students and watch them learn and correct their grammar mistakes before you tell them to. They are always so willing to

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International Smiles

When in China, do not be afraid to speak out and make friends! There are many times when the people of the Chinese culture may come off as a little rude or standoff-ish. The reality behind that is that they

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One Big Game of Charades

It has already been an entire month here in China. ONE WHOLE MONTH on the other side of the world! The differences between China and America are vast. One of the most helpful classes in realizing this is Philosophy with

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Dalian: Our Home Away From Home

I absolutely hated living out of a suitcase, so saying that I was excited to finally fly to Dalian is an understatement. I walked into the Beijing airport with my over packed suitcases and a smile, but little did I

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Because It’s China!

I’ll begin by informing you that when they say it will be a fourteen-hour flight, it will FEEL like a fourteen-hour flight. I must admit, I had spent plenty of time getting ready for this flight in the weeks before

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1 in 6 Million!

Before heading off to China, I didn’t know what to expect. There were so many things going on in my head about things I heard; some positive, some negative. But I did not let that discourage me. I’ve always been

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Just a Small Town Girl, Living in… China

Two weeks ago I boarded an airplane and flew fourteen hours away from everything I have ever known: my family, my friends, even my language. The moment that we started descending into Beijing and I saw the Great Wall from

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