Photo Essay: Middlebury School in China-Beijing

Written by Chunmei McKernan, (Smith College) Student Correspondent Middlebury School in China: Beijing, Spring 2017

Middlebury in China students and our Capital Normal University roommates enjoy one of our first dinners together

 

Middlebury in China students and our Capital Normal University roommates pose in front of our dorm, the International Students’ Dorm

 

A worker at a restaurant stretches noodles we ordered for lunch

 

Middlebury in China students sitting next to a construction worker “Chinese squat” style

 

MiC students and CNU roommates celebrate a MiC student’s 21st birthday with cake

 

My roommate is exhilarated by 1 inch of snow, looking outside our window

 

A look at the Zizhu Yuan Lake

 

A Teahouse presents a tea demonstration where we learn about the history of Chinese tea and drink many kinds of tea

 

A purebred puppy for sale sits in a cage in a crowded shopping mall

 

My roommate and I ride on a motorbike from the bus stop to her house in the far Northwest of Beijing