“Do a gap program! I am enrolled in college now, and I was so much better prepared to handle the transition to dorm life and college academics from having had a gap year experience. Don’t be afraid of programs that look intimidating or out of your comfort zone.”
Written by Kaylee Henderson (Kalamazoo College), Student Correspondent for CET Beijing, Fall 2019 One of the integral parts to the CET Beijing program is the weekend trip to the capital of Shaanxi province, Xi’an. While the trip is not mandatory, I knew even before coming to China that I would definitely be participating—how could I pass up on […]
I decided to write a list of places, strategies and activities that helped me get comfortable living in Beijing with the hope that it can help future students.
Written by Kaylee Henderson (Kalamazoo College), Student Correspondent for CET Beijing, Fall 2019 One of the biggest adjustments I’ve had to make since coming to Beijing was adjusting to the academic life and expectations. On top of a 24/7 language pledge, we spend around six hours each day learning Chinese. The first day we arrived in Beijing, we […]
Written by Mercedes Chen (The George Washington University), Student Correspondent CET Beijing, Fall 2019 I went to Zhangjiajie with a group of classmates to spend a few days of our fall break hiking the mountains where Avatar was filmed! We organized the trip by ourselves, booked our accommodations online, and used maps we found inside […]
Written by Kaylee Henderson (Kalamazoo College), Student Correspondent for CET Beijing, Fall 2019. I’ve had the idea to write this blog for a while […]