Back home

After three flights, two delays and a total of thirty-nine hours of traveling I am finally back home in Florida. The last time I made a post was right before I took my language pledge for a month and I’m now finally free to speak as much English as I want, so please excuse me…

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November Update

Although I am quickly approaching my six month mark here in China, every day something new or surprising reminds me that I have only scratched the surface in understanding China’s culture and society. Yesterday I returned to Kunming after two weeks of travelling throughout Yunnan with SIT. Somehow those two weeks felt both shorter and…

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Urban Homestay

Survived my largely unplanned Yunnan travel week and I have never been so sore and sunburnt. Regardless, it was an amazing week and just the “break” I needed to keep motivated in studies. As of yesterday the two week Kunming urban homestay section of SIT study abroad started and I’m happy to say I finally…

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September Update

Considering I am writing this from one of the deepest river gorges in the world where wifi/service isn’t exactly a priority, I’m hoping I will be excused for submitting this in late. It is currently golden week here in China which means that essentially everyone has a break and travels either home or to popular…

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Already-Departed-Pre-Departure to Kunming, China

In four days I will leave Shanghai to start my fall semester in Kunming, China through SIT’s China: Health, Environment, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I was lucky enough to have already spent the past three months in Shanghai participating in two non-Rollins affiliated summer programs, so I can’t in good conscience call this a “pre-departure”…

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