My Time in Bimini, Bahamas

I have spent the past week living in the world-famous Bimini Shark Lab (Bimini Biological Field Station) brushing my teeth with saltwater and learning about marine biology. It has been the highlight of my undergraduate career and has most definitely altered the path of my future career. Three years ago I reached out to a…

What did you have for dinner?

Since I have been to China before, I forget to share major differences between Chinese and American culture, so I want to share and talk about a few different Chinese cultural habits that I have come across in Harbin and my previous travels to China. The first one I wanted to share and I have…

Learning How to Cook Chinese Food

While I have been here in Harbin, I have been taking four different Chinese language classes: a one on one, one on two, conversational seminar, and a newspaper reading class. The one-on-one class, I can study a topic of my choice and I decided to study finance and investing in China. The topics I have studied…

Feng Huang Mountain

Not too long ago, I had a really great opportunity to travel to a place outside of Harbin for two days called Feng Huang Mountain which is about four and a half-hour drive outside of Harbin. Feng Huang Mountain is a big tourist destination where people all around China come to Feng Huang Mountain and…

Language Pledge & Reality

Before arriving in Harbin, my expectations for the program to be a little academically challenging study abroad program where you can have plenty of free time and can tour around every other day. But, I was wrong. I am in the classroom much more than I expected and I find myself studying most of the…

Dorm Life in China

Hello everyone! I am finally here in Harbin! I have been here in Harbin for two weeks as of today and I am just about fully acclimated. It has just been over a week and a half since I have started my Chinese language pledge. Yes, you heard me correctly, a language pledge, where I…

First Week!

How amazing it is to enter into a foreign country and be greeted with nothing but smiles and warm embraces. Taiwan is a beautiful country, and I’m so excited to spend the next couple of months here. Upon arriving to National Chengchi University’s international housing, I was so nervous to meet everyone. Fortunately everyone was…

Zai Jian Zhong Guo

After three and a half months, my semester in China has come to an end. I’ve been home for the past two weeks, catching up with family and friends, and relaxing. On one hand, it’s hard to believe my time in Shanghai is over. I’ve been craving bao zi for breakfast. My automatic responses in…

Casa, Comida, Escuela

Hola! My time so far in Spain has been incredible. In my introductory post I expressed wanting to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and grow as a person by learning about culture to help me in both my personal and professional life. I have been able to already begin reaching these goals, even…