As an LGBTQ, masculine-presenting woman, I was nervous to embark on my journey to Beijing, China. I had researched up on it, and it appeared that while it wasn’t illegal or severely discouraged, it was one of those things that people just don't talk about. That can go either way. The atmosphere in the city … Continue reading Navigating LGBTQ Identities in China and Study Abroad
I have been lucky enough to travel to Beijing, in case most of you missed the occurrences of my life lately. So far, things have been going really well for me, minus sickness! There haven’t been that many special occasions since I’ve started working, but I somehow still find a way to do lots of … Continue reading The Last Airbender
This week was a solid week at the office. On several occasions, my supervisor Charles let me in on important meetings and other functions of the company that really gave me some more insight on what the company does and how I can fit myself into the system and mission. I was able to listen … Continue reading Everything is falling into place
Preface: I have been told by some of my new friends that I love to be an exaggerator, saying words like “love” and “best” far too much. I do not think this means what you think this means. I am just a very optimistic and enthusiastic person, to the point where I have so many … Continue reading Inconceivable!
大家好! As I write this, I am watching The Lego Movie on United Airlines flight 851 to Beijing, China. I don’t think I have been more excited or nervous for anything in my life. The Lego Movie is one of those modern classics that calms me down in pretty much any situation, along with La … Continue reading Lego Optimism
Collin Ulmer is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer C of 2017 in Beijing, China. To learn more about his program, click here: UF in Beijing - Internship (Chinese Commerce and Culture). What is your year and academic concentration? I am going into my Sophomore year, with dual majors of Criminology and … Continue reading Collin: Summer in Beijing
Tristessa Arthur is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer C of 2017 in Beijing, China. To learn more about her program, click here: UF in Beijing - Internship (Chinese Commerce and Culture). What is your year and academic concentration? I am a fourth year Marketing major and Women's Studies minor. I will … Continue reading Tristessa: Summer in Beijing
So far the answer for me has been no, and with good reason. I don’t know Beijing. I’ve been in China for a month, and I am still learning how to navigate the 980 acres of Tsinghua University. I’m still figuring out the good restaurants in the nearby Wudaokou area, and I’m just now breaking … Continue reading Can you settle into a routine in an unfamiliar city?
China doesn’t look like I imagined it. It’s weird to say, and I don’t really know what I expected, but Beijing being such a big concrete jungle, almost indistinguishable from any other big city I’ve visited was a surprise. Tsinghua University is situated near the fourth ring of Beijing. The city itself sort of forms … Continue reading Chinese family vacation photos from Shanghai ft. UF in Beijing
My mom cried at the gate. We were all so OK saying goodbye: My dad smiled and waved as the shuttle services drove me and my mom from Ocala to Orlando. I gave my sweet dog a kiss on the mouth, and he licked me back. My boyfriend and roommates and friends had dinners and … Continue reading A little dehydrated but safe