Shanghai: The Finale

Reflecting upon my time in Shanghai, I have been thinking about arriving into the city on June 13th. It was immediate to me that I was in a different country, as people were speaking a language I didn’t understand, the difference in behavior, and the sheer size of the city. Arriving at night, I called…

Last Week In Shanghai

Here we go, one more week in Shanghai, China! Since my last post, not too much has changed. I have been very active at my internship, helping my supervisor and CEO (of Soapnut Republic): Kim Gilliand market her cleanliness products through writing articles that are posted through their Wechat (Shanghai’s main texting service, along eCommerce…

Checking In: GBI Shanghai

Hello, I have currently been living, studying, and working in Shanghai, China for about a month. The city is amazing, and I have met great people, and have learned a good bit about the culture in China. Looking back in hindsight, China is very similar to a city like New York in the US. It…

Shanghai: Pearl of the Orient

Shanghai: A city with a population with over 24 million people, and 24 million opportunities either professionally or causally, there is much to do here. First off the plane ride over is very long around 18 hours, but I luckily was flying out of Los Angeles, as I spent a week there before I flew…

My Final Days in Shanghai

Hello everyone! So I leave Shanghai in three days and this past week has been crazy. I’m leaving a little earlier than everyone because of when my internship in the US starts. This past week has been extremely hectic as it’s been our finals week and in addition to that I had a severe case…

Pittsburgh Blog

Pittsburgh: City of Bridges Pittsburgh known primarily for blue collar, working class, steel mills, etc. has a bevy of interesting destinations. Pittsburgh also is a city that has experienced transformation in the coming years. As a city delved deeply in steel production in the early 1900’s, Pittsburgh has now become a hub for technology, along…

Backpacking in Beijing

Hey everyone! Two weeks ago we had a national holiday. It was Labor Day, so we went to Beijing for a few days. We traveled to Beijing with nothing but a backpack and found that we still packed too much stuff! On day 1 we took the bullet train to the Beijing South station. We…

Dexter Lee: Shanghai Intro Blog

Hello! My name is Dexter Lee. I am a student at the University of Pittsburgh, and I will be studying abroad in Shanghai, China. My area of study is within business with a focus on Supply Chain Management and Business Information Systems. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and I currently reside in O’Hara…

Solo Adventures in Shanghai

A few days ago I had some free time so I took myself on an adventure! I really wanted to go to M50, also known as 50 Moganshan Road, which is the contemporary art district of Shanghai. People compare it to New York’s SoHo and Time Magazine listed it as one of the top ten…