SHANG-BYE

Now that my time has ended in Shanghai, I can only look back and thing about what my life would have been this year. How many places I wouldn’t have seen, people I would’ve never met, lessons learnt, and most importantly, culture I would not have experienced – especially the food. So after much reflecting…

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Fall Festivities

When you get the opportunity to travel other parts of China, with one of the most fun loving people in your program – you take it! When deciding what to do for independent travel, I immediately look to going somewhere that would interest me, somewhere new and somewhere I would both enjoy and learn a…

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Happy Halloweenie

Just enjoyed the celebrations of Halloween, China style! Visited a local school with one of my program directors whos daughter attends kindergarten there. We were introduced as waiguoren (Foreigners) and greeted happily. And as someone who doesn’t celebrate Halloween often, it was an adventure – carving pumpkins, sending around candy, decorating the classroom and more….

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Straight Outta Shanghai

I’m really excited about writing this blogpost, because it’s time to educate some people. I decided to search the Internet for common stereotypes about China from the West – and then prove them wrong. Coming from an international country myself, this is one of my favorite things to do. 1. (and my favorite) Not all…

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Just China eat some good food

Don’t let anybody tell you anything different. Three weeks into studying abroad definitely feels like I’ve been here forever. Ive adapted to waking up for hours of Chinese class, but making sure I get my bao zi (breakfast dumplings) first. Then finishing off the day with your classes or hanging out and doing homework. If…

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Butterflies

Living in Jamaica mostly my entire life gave me one identity, which was heavily intertwined with my culture. “Out of many one people” is not only my country’s motto, but has a greater personal impact. Which is why it was no surprise when I went to Rollins College, I knew I wanted to travel abroad…

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