July in Shanghai

My daily commute takes about 45 minutes. I typically arrive at work around 1:30 and stay until 6pm. I walk from the Donghua campus to the West Yan’an metro station which only takes about 10 minutes. I board the number 2 train towards downtown for one stop. Then I transfer to line number 4 and…

再见, Moving to Shanghai

We’ve been in Shanghai for a little over a week now (I’m publishing this way past when I wrote it because VPN’s and things) and I’m still so excited to be here. Every time we go to the Bund and see the skyline of the financial district it hits me that we’re really in China…

Work and Transportation

I’m on the product development team for the Chinese branch of the British bedding company Downland. My job entails conducting market research, brainstorming ideas for new products, and some social media and marketing. The office is small and has only been in China for three years. There are about ten employees who work in the…

Hi from Shanghai

I am already almost halfway through my program. The time here has been flying by and I can’t wait to see what the next 5 weeks have in store for me. I am living in the Donghua University Hotel. My roommate is a local Chinese graduate student, she likes to go by bingbing (饼饼). My…

First Impressions of Shanghai

My first week in China has been a blast! All of the Chinese students I’ve met are nice and take good care of me since I don’t speak any Chinese. I’m living on the Changning campus of Donghua University with my Chinese roommate Lance. Lance and I have enjoyed sharing different aspects of our culture…

In Search of 小笼包

Hi there! My name is Isabel Brownlee and I am a sophomore Marketing major, Creative Writing minor, and I am pursuing the Certificate Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I grew up in Madison, New Jersey but this summer I will be making the journey halfway around the world to study at the Global Business Institute…

Oh my! Shanghai

Hey guys! My name is Fiona Kean and I just finished my sophomore year at Pitt. I grew up in New Jersey, I could go on for days about the pizza and bagels but that’s not what this blog is about. Growing up I would go into NYC with my friends and I knew that…

Summer in Shanghai!

Hi everyone! My name is Myles Cooper and I am a sophomore in the College of Business Administration. I’m from West Chester, Pennsylvania which is about four and a half hours east of Pittsburgh. I’m a huge sports fan and Philadelphia sports are my favorite. The sport I like to watch the most is basketball,…

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…