再见中国,你好美国  

The title reads: Goodbye China, Hello U.S.A. It feels weird to be back in the United States. I’m no longer hearing people talk Chinese in every corner, and I can finally have a full conversation. My experience in China was very interesting and unique, and I would definitely recommend studying abroad in Shanghai to anyone….

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See you soon, Shanghai!

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. My experience in Shanghai was truly amazing and I am very thankful to everyone that made it a great experience. Living in Shanghai for these past four months helped me see that there is much more to the world I would like to see. During my…

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More of China

I can’t believe I just took my midterm for Chinese. While it makes me happy to see all the progress I have accomplished, I also feel sad that in a few weeks I will be heading back home. China has been a great experience and I have learned so much from it As a part…

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China has been amazing!

It’s already been a little over a month and I already feel like I am a local. Like expected, it was a huge culture shock. One of the hardest aspects of this has definitely been the language barrier. Sometimes I find myself stuck in situations where I can’t understand what the locals are saying, and…

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Pre-Departure to China

Hi Everyone! My name is Felix and I am an international business major/computer science minor born in Panama City, Panama, currently living in Orlando. I am less than 24 hours away to boarding my plane in route to Shanghai, China and I can’t help but feel extremely excited, nervous, scared, and anxious all at the…

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Study Abroad Post Recap

This summer, I had the privilege of traveling to Shanghai and Beijing China with Dr Yao. Through all of our travels, I can say, this has been one of the best experiences of my life. Going into the program, I was not quite sure of what to expect. As an American citizen, you hear a…

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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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Home

I recently returned home from a semester abroad in Shanghai. I decided to stay more days after the program ended to maximize my time before coming back for New Years to my family. First thing I did was visited M50 with a good friend. It is the modern art area of Shanghai. There was a…

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Missed opportunities or future opportunities?

As the final week of school draws to a close, I am still spending time with my Chinese before getting ready to pack my things and head back home. Last night I ate at another fantastic restaurant in Wujiaochang that sells Xinjiang cuisine. It was very similar to the type of food that we had…

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Short trip to Japan

  Last weekend, two other friends from Rollins (Mikolaj Geritz and Jonathan Guacaneme) spent the weekend in Japan. We managed to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara all within 3 days and it was absolutely wonderful. From the excellent food, temples, shrines, and—of course—video games in Tokyo, to Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, to Nara…

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