“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.”
CET is currently operating programs in Beijing, Shanghai, and Ho Chi Minh City for international students unable to travel to the U.S. for the fall semester. Representing 14 U.S. colleges and universities, these students are living together, taking classes taught by CET in-person, and participating in a host of activities designed to create community and […]
Written by Jenny Tan (Middlebury College), Student Correspondent for CET Taiwan, Spring 2020 Being in Taiwan for the Spring Semester was not quite a part of the plan, but I can confidently say I am beyond excited to spend the rest of my term in Taipei. The flight from SFO to TPE was pretty empty, which was expected […]
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 […]
As I prepare to leave Taiwan, I’ve been thinking a lot about my luggage. Not just how to fit as many boxes of Taiwanese pineapple cakes into my luggage as possible, but also how I could have packed better before coming to Taiwan. I’m going to share with you what I learned about packing for a semester abroad and what you can do to pack smarter!
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.