Exploring China

Over the semester so far, I’ve been lucky enough to travel around to a few different cities including Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Sanya, Xi’An, and a bunch in Yunnan province. My first trip was to Beijing after only two weeks in China. My biggest hurdle for the entire journey was figuring out the train station. I…

Meeting MeetUGo

With the career aspiration of working abroad in the future, interning with a Chinese company this semester is the perfect intro to global business. This spring, I’m acting as an operations management intern for a small social media start-up, MeetUGo. The company is a social media platform that compiles events around Shanghai, specifically for expats….

My Home for the Semester

After living in China for the past month, my new reality is starting to feel more and more like home. For the semester, I’m living in an international student dorm on campus, with a Chinese student as a roommate. Living with a native student has been both fun and eye-opening. Most of my friends here…

Arrived in China!

大家好!I’m finally in China!! While everyone at home was planning out their spring break, I was excitedly attending all my orientation and meeting all my new classmates. After having such a long winter break, I’m ready for the semester to start! I will be spending this spring at East China Normal University in the Putuo…

Looking Back on 8 months in China

Hey Everybody, I made it safely back to the United States around a week ago and it seems like a good time to reflect on what has been an incredible experience. After spending the whole summer in Dalian, China, I followed that up with a semester in Shanghai. In Shanghai I studied at East China…

Studying in Shanghai

大家好! Hi everyone! I’m Lauren Weber and I’m very excited to say I will be spending next spring in Shanghai, China with CIEE’s Business, Culture, and Language program. I’m a junior originally from the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh, so I’ve grown up with Pitt my whole life. In high school, I originally didn’t want to…

Finishing up in China

My time in China is finally wrapping up and things are coming to a close. I just finished up my time at my internship with Arpin International Group which is a shipping company in Shanghai. I had great coworkers and I did a lot of different work and projects. I think that finding out what…

Things to know before you come to China

So the first time arriving in China can be a bit overwhelming even for the most seasoned traveler. Everything is different; the language, culture and food. I have created a list of the things that I wish people had told me before I got to China. Leave the manners at home: I have always grown…

Top 3 Things to do in Shanghai

Hi Everybody, Only 2 weeks left in Shanghai, so I have been trying to do everything in the city before I leave. What I have found with Shanghai is that many of the main tourist sites are very so-so. If you google top things to do in Shanghai I am sure things that will pop…