Study Abroad in China: C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China in Hangzhou – Alumni Reviews

C.V. Starr Middlebury in Hangzhou alum Zella HendersonZella Henderson
Smith College
2013 Spring, C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China, Hangzhou
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While I love my time studying computer science at Smith College, I’m incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to spend my spring term 2013 in Hangzhou with MIC. I learned so much about myself in addition to the incredible progress I made in my Chinese, but I am especially appreciative to have had the chance to study gongfu (kungfu) abroad and better understand Chinese culture through that lens.

C.V. Starr Middlebury in Hangzhou alum Alena ShishAlena Shish
Middlebury College
2012 Fall, C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China, Hangzhou
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One of my favorite memories from my time in China was my visit to a bamboo forest on the outskirts of Hangzhou. During this day trip, I got to see one of the most beautiful places in China I had seen thus far. I also interacted with some visitors in the park who had also attended Zhejiang University of Technology. It was a great feeling to be able to relate to a by-passer just because I was familiar with the area.

C.V. Starr Middlebury in Hangzhou alum John SteeleJohn Steele
Wesleyan University
2012 Fall, C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China, Hangzhou
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I attended the fall 2012 program in Hangzhou. The Middlebury program is unique in a lot of ways, but I think the way it stands out the most is the people it attracts; intelligent, hardworking, culturally minded, yet still approachable and fun. I keep in contact with the other students (Chinese and US) and some teachers. Being around other passionate people really enriches the experience both in the classroom and when exploring the city.