Photo Essay: CET Beijing Internship

Photos by Amanda Nguyen, (Brandeis University) Student Correspondent CET Beijing: Internship, Fall 2016

CET's campus is just a short trip from the Beijing Zoo aka home to PANDAS.

CET’s campus is just a short trip from the Beijing Zoo aka home to PANDAS.

 

CET students Declan, Haemin, and Patrick pictured on the overnight train to Nanjing.

CET students pictured on the overnight train to Nanjing.

 

CET had arranged a full tour of the Monastery, pictured here is our English speaking tour guide.

CET had arranged a full tour of the Monastery, pictured here is our English speaking tour guide.

 

Beijing's Art District has a variety of restaurants; we went to a Korean one with delicious dumplings.

Beijing’s Art District has a variety of restaurants; we went to a Korean one with delicious dumplings.

 

Beijing starts to cool down in October and it seemed like the city switched to autumn overnight. Pictured is a rainy evening viewed from the CNU dorms.

Beijing starts to cool down in October and it seemed like the city switched to autumn overnight. Pictured is a rainy evening viewed from the CNU dorms.

 

We all took a bullet train back from Nanjing to Beijing. It was such a cool experience!

We all took a bullet train back from Nanjing to Beijing. It was such a cool experience!

 

We all had an amazing time learning about Chinese Buddhist practices.

We all had an amazing time learning about Chinese Buddhist practices.

 

The Monastery held incredible views of the mountain range, foliage, and all of Beijing.

The Monastery held incredible views of the mountain range, foliage, and all of Beijing.

 

The hikes up the cliffs beside Longquan Monastery were tiring but worth the view.

The hikes up the cliffs beside Longquan Monastery were tiring but worth the view.

 

Sunset seen from a dorm hallway in the CNU international dorm building.

Sunset seen from a dorm hallway in the CNU international dorm building.

 

Students are placed into Chinese levels based on their prior experience. Shown is Chinese level 200 with Cindy Laoshi.

Students are placed into Chinese levels based on their prior experience. Shown is Chinese level 200 with Cindy Laoshi.

 

Stairs to Sun-yat Sen's mausoleum in Nanjing.

Stairs to Sun-yat Sen’s mausoleum in Nanjing.

 

On the last Saturday of October, CET took a trip out to the Longquan Monastery, situated at the foot of the Pheonix Ridge Mountain range in North West Beijing.

On the last Saturday of October, CET took a trip out to the Longquan Monastery, situated at the foot of the Pheonix Ridge Mountain range in North West Beijing.

 

In mid-October we took a trip to Beijing's Art District with Professor Moser and our roommates. It's definitely a fun area worth checking out!

In mid-October we took a trip to Beijing’s Art District with Professor Moser and our roommates. It’s definitely a fun area worth checking out!

 

Graffiti seen in Beijing's Art District.

Graffiti seen in Beijing’s Art District.

 

Every Monday, we all attend Chinese Table -a lunch with our Chinese class and teachers. It's a fun way to explore the city's restaurants and practice your Chinese.

Every Monday, we all attend Chinese Table -a lunch with our Chinese class and teachers. It’s a fun way to explore the city’s restaurants and practice your Chinese.

 

During our second day in Beijing we were given free exploration time. Some of the girls and I spent time in the center of Beijing eating great food and shopping.

During our second day in Beijing we were given free exploration time. Some of the girls and I spent time in the center of Beijing eating great food and shopping.

 

Deja and Hailey were enjoying their scenic walk up Sun Ya-sen's mausoleum, despite the rain.

Deja and Hailey were enjoying their scenic walk up Sun Ya-sen’s mausoleum, despite the rain.