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
I’m finally going to China. I’ve talked about it for months and dreamed about it for years and today, I fly from Orlando to San Francisco to Beijing. My name is Emily and I’m a journalism senior with a minor and concentration in Mandarin. I’ve wanted to learn the language since I was a little … Continue reading See you in three, Florida!
Emily is a University of Florida student studying abroad this summer in Beijing, China. If you want to learn more about her program, click here: UF in Beijing - Chinese Language. What is your year and academic concentration? I am a Journalism senior with a minor in Mandarin. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and … Continue reading Emily: Summer in Beijing