I’ve been home for about three weeks. It's been one month since the camp ended and two weeks since my family visited me in China to continue touring. Saying goodbye to my students, whom I lovingly refer to as my kids, was a lot harder than I imagined. It was a different farewell than saying … Continue reading Home from China, now what?
As soon as I tell someone that I am spending my summer in China, the first response is usually, “Wow, that’s amazing! Why China?” I explain that I am participating in UF in Beijing where we go to Tsinghua University to teach English at their summer camp. The person finds this incredible, and it is! … Continue reading Why China?
After a week of touring Beijing and meeting with various businesses in the city, the day had arrived to move in to Tsinghua! We checked in without a problem and began to get acclimated to our home for the next three weeks. Friday and Saturday (June 27 and 28) were orientation days. We learned more … Continue reading Getting oriented to Tsinghua
Well outside of China, anything is possible as well! Long story short: my flight out of Miami was delayed five hours due to the horrible Miami afternoon storms. This caused the three of us traveling from Miami to miss our connecting flight in Chicago with the rest of the Beijing group. We had to reschedule our … Continue reading In China, anything is possible…
This past week has been insane! I've been running around crazy to prepare for my summer. This summer, I will be teaching a three week English course to rising sophomores at Tsinghua University in Beijing through the UF in Beijing program. My group is 12 students and two faculty members; there are nine girls and … Continue reading Crazy for China
Brandi Applebaum is a University of Florida student studying abroad this summer in China. If you want to learn more about her program, click here: UF in Beijing - Chinese Commerce and Culture What is your year and field of study? I am a 4th year majoring in advertising and minoring in both business administration … Continue reading Brandi: Summer in Beijing