Travel Journal #6 – Unexpected Delight

Hohhot, a city in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China, known for its expansive grasslands and deserts, is not where I expected to spend the week-long holiday after National Day. While I was sitting in my room perusing train tickets and flights to anywhere but another city, my classmates Rachel and Hunt stumbled across

By |2013-10-16T14:25:46+00:00October 16th, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - China|

Travel Journal #5 – Global Citizen

After our great adventure to Hangzhou last week, this week has been considerably quieter. Classes are starting to pick up with homework and quizzes in preparation for our upcoming midterms. It was National Day recently, and it seemed like every person in Shanghai had left their homes and taken to the streets to enjoy some

By |2013-10-07T14:22:57+00:00October 7th, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - China|

Travel Journals #4 – To Hangzhou We Go!

If you couldn’t tell from my last post, I was getting a little stir crazy from the big city vibe of Shanghai. Therefore, bright and early on Thursday morning we unloaded our books and packed our clothes into our backpacks and headed to Hangzhou. Hangzhou is a moderately sized city about three hours away from

By |2013-10-02T14:20:57+00:00October 2nd, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - China|

Travel Journal #2 – Shopping in Shanghai

After exactly one week at Tongji, I can safely say, “So far, sooooo good.” Putting aside my initial reaction upon entering the city, I was worried that once I arrived in China everything would quite spectacularly fall apart. Granted this fear was entirely unfounded, but still very real for me. My number one fear about

By |2013-09-18T14:16:30+00:00September 18th, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - China|

Travel Journal #1 – Whirlwind of Colors & Sounds

These past two days in Shanghai have been a whirlwind of colors and sound. I can hardly breathe from all of the different fragrances of the city. Stepping off of the 14-hour flight into the airport, I was swept into the hustle of baggage claim and Chinese customs. These initial moments of confusion had me

By |2013-09-06T14:12:07+00:00September 6th, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - China|
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