Written by Abby Schwendel (University of Texas at Austin), Student Correspondent for CET Beijing, Summer 2019 1.New Friends from All Over Hands down, the best part of studying abroad is the new friends you’ll make. CET’s students come from all over the US, and sometimes, beyond. Many students studying abroad are outgoing, but even the […]
Photos by Andrew Dooley (University of Washington- Seattle), Student Correspondent CET Beijing Summer 2019 *** Cover photo caption: If you’re now noticing a theme, visiting The Great Wall was and will remain a great highlight of my time in China, alongside visiting The Forbidden City. Over a thousand years of history can be told through […]
Photos by Reika Oshima (Brandeis University), Student Correspondent CET Beijing, Summer 2019 *** Cover photo caption: A quiet enclave on campus, provide shade, a place to be alone and read, and appreciate the students and teachers passing by. It’s one of my favorite places to relax!
Written by Abby Schwendel (University of Texas at Austin), Student Correspondent CET Beijing, Summer 2019 I spent months preparing myself for immediate culture shock, but the reality was much different. When I stepped off the plane last week, the hordes of people in Peking airport might have struck me if I weren’t accustomed to the […]
Written by Kira Porter, (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Student Correspondent CET Beijing, Spring 2019 Prior to arriving in Beijing, I did my best to refrain from forming assumptions about what things would be like, from how the city would look to what everyday life would be like. Yet, in anticipating the trip, it was impossible not […]
Written by Kira Porter, (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Student Correspondent CET Beijing, Spring 2019 As a Chinese adoptee (I was born in China and adopted as a baby, after which I grew up in the U.S.), my Chinese appearance means that people I encounter throughout my semester abroad naturally expect me to understand Chinese and be […]