Category: China

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What an Amazing Summer !

I've been home now a couple of weeks. The bags are unpacked, the laundry done, the gifts given and the memories stored forever! My adventure in China was an amazing and wonderful experience. This incredible experience has refined my Chinese speaking, reading and writing skills. I was able to experience the sites, sounds, architecture, food ...

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Time to Pack and Say Goodbye China

I've been in China for almost 10 weeks. I have made great memories and established strong friendships along the way. The course work is over and our finals are now behind us. We are all tired and need some rest, but what an adventure we all had! It will be sad to leave the little ...

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On Top of World ! My Adventure on Mount Tai Shan

I had the most awesome experience! I just don't know where to begin! We traveled to Taian to Mount Tai Shan. Mt. Tai Shan is considered one the the five Great Mountains of China. It has an elevation of over 5,000 feet and is a Daoist worship and holy site. Daoist deities are honored and ...

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Learning and Giving Back in China

Many people think study abroad is just for fun. My study abroad in China has been amazing and awesome, but it's not only a summer vacation. I am totally emerged in the culture and learning the Chinese language is not an easy task. I'm attending classes here in Qingdao during the week and attend scheduled activities ...

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Tai Chi, Taoism and Tea

We all woke up bright and early for another day of adventure and discovery. We jumped on a bus at 7 am and drove approximately an hour to a place called Laoshang. This was a beautiful place surrounded by mountains with a marvelous Taoist (or Daoist) temple facing the ocean. The view was spectacular! We ...