中国

Thanks to the Gilman Scholarship for making this Journey a Reality

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I took a walk around Beijing today and this is what the sky looked like on my way back to my dorm. It was the perfect end to an amazing summer.
The summer program is officially over and now I will be starting fall semester at Beijing University in about a week. Everyone from Mount Holyoke that was here left and I am staying in a hotel on the BLCU campus for the time being. I had a lot of fun this summer but I am excited to be starting something new and making new friends. Also, the area around Beijing University is more fitting to my personality since its closer to the edge of the city and there are more park-like areas. But nevertheless, my time at BLCU has been great and I feel like I have learned a lot. Not only has my Chinese improved, but I am confident in this new country and able to handle living in Beijing by myself now. I can go eat at restaurants, order food, use all forms of public transportation, bargain for lower prices with vendors at markets, and I know exactly where to find my favorite bubble teas.
I can’t wait to find out what new adventures the next program will bring.

I took a walk around Beijing today and this is what the sky looked like on my way back to my dorm. It was the perfect end to an amazing summer.

The summer program is officially over and now I will be starting fall semester at Beijing University in about a week. Everyone from Mount Holyoke that was here left and I am staying in a hotel on the BLCU campus for the time being. I had a lot of fun this summer but I am excited to be starting something new and making new friends. Also, the area around Beijing University is more fitting to my personality since its closer to the edge of the city and there are more park-like areas. But nevertheless, my time at BLCU has been great and I feel like I have learned a lot. Not only has my Chinese improved, but I am confident in this new country and able to handle living in Beijing by myself now. I can go eat at restaurants, order food, use all forms of public transportation, bargain for lower prices with vendors at markets, and I know exactly where to find my favorite bubble teas.

I can’t wait to find out what new adventures the next program will bring.

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The view at the Summer Palace - absolutely stunning.

You can rent a boat and go out on the lake if you want. And there are also boats shaped like dragons that cross the lake and are only 10 kuai for a ride.

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We went to an acrobat show. It was insane! Some of the stunts they did were just crazy- they had everything from balancing around 10 people on one bicycle to tricks involving motorcycles in metal sphere cages.
I was thoroughly impressed. As well as terrified.

We went to an acrobat show. It was insane! Some of the stunts they did were just crazy- they had everything from balancing around 10 people on one bicycle to tricks involving motorcycles in metal sphere cages.

I was thoroughly impressed. As well as terrified.

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