Signing Off

Well, after 6 months, I am finally home! After my time in China, I went to Amsterdam for three weeks to spend the holidays and following that I stayed a week in London. Leaving China was extremely difficult. I ended up having tons of flight problems and had to spend a night in the airport….

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I’m Only Here for the Free Food

An awesome part about the Alliance program in Shanghai is that they allocate money for weekly Language Tables. Language Table is a time where your Chinese class meets up to eat food and practice Chinese. Our budget is 30 RMB for person which is more than a fair amount for a meal. For language table,…

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Spring Breakin’ for Fall Break Pt. 2

Quick recap: National Holiday is celebrated October 1-7 (Saturday – Friday). My friends and I decided to start our trip on Thursday and Headed to Hainan, China’s most southern and beautiful island. We spend Friday at Mission Hills Resort where we relaxed in 168 cold and hot springs and underwent a bunch of Chinese healing….

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There’s A Club for That??

I’d like to start pf   Here in Shanghai, we are enrolled as students at the Shanghai University to Finance and Economics (S.U.F.E. ). Therefore, we have the same rights as the Chinese students that attend this school full time. This week, S.U.F.E. had an event in which all the different clubs and sports would…

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Spring Breakin’ for Fall Break Pt. 1

All over China, National Holiday is celebrated from October 1-7 (Saturday through Sunday). Now, I’m not sure why they have National Holiday, but I do know that it’s a week of no work (for the most part) and no school. So for me, it’s like fall break. For national holiday, three friends and I decided…

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Breaking the Stereotypes

I’ve been in Shanghai, China for quite sometime now and I couldn’t be happier! I’m still so surprised every moment when I wake up and realize I’m not back in America. To say the least, Shanghai is AMAZING! Before coming, I always thought of China is a place full of rice fields, weird foods, and…

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A Bond That Can’t Be Unclipped

Oh the places you’ll go! … Better yet, oh the places you’ll go with a handy-dandy fanny pack! If you think that only 50 year old men at Disney World have the right to wear a fanny pack, you’re wrong. The fanny pack is one of man’s greatest invention! Not only is it a convenient…

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19 going on 30

Well, folks, I’m 19 years old and I am about to complete a 30-hour trip from Orlando, Florida to Shanghai, China! Now listen, this is my FIRST time leaving the states! And how will I do it you may ask? … ALONE! Most people would pick somewhere easier for their first time traveling alone, but…

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