All posts by Kamea Grace Freedman

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Trivia Night at Lush: Tsinghua University

What does a 21 year old really do in Beijing on Wednesday nights? Study, library, cafes, nah… She goes to trivia with her close group of seven friends to try and beat our ultimate foe: FIZZY WIZZY LETS GET QUIZZY. I had been attending trivia each Wednesday since week 1 at a popular Western bar, ...

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CHENGDE …. not Chengdu

It’s week 12 here at Tsinghua. The term has been filled with rough patches and fast paced ones. Have I been traveling much you might ask? Not nearly as much as I would like. A few weekends ago a friend and I went to visit the small town of Chengde…. No not Chengdu. It was ...

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Patience

What’s Tsinghua University really like for an international student who studies International Relations for only one semester? Honestly, it’s pretty chaotic… The first two weeks are probably the most stressful out of the 15-week program at Tsinghua. However, that stress accumulates even into the 5th and 6th weeks as midterms and finals approach. In this time ...

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The Locusts of Beijing

They covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened, and they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Not a green thing remained, neither tree nor plant of the field, through all the land of Egypt. ~ Exodus ...

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An American in China

If you are an American traveling abroad you will face judgement, both good and bad. People will ask you questions, expect answers from you, they will silently judge you, and most of all they will want your opinion of your government. With all the questions I’ve been asked such as: What do you think of ...

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Real Friends

Tsinghua University is arguably one of the best universities in China. Besides its current reputation, the university and its grounds have been subject to the burdens of upheavals, wars, and challenges of China during the 1900s. Nevertheless, it persevered. Every day I wake up and remind myself to do something that will make me remember ...

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Mountains of Immortality

As you can tell from my previous posts. I am an honest story-teller, I don’t shy from the facts and possible gray areas of living abroad. There are many layers to traveling that people tend to shy away from such as loneliness and the struggle of fitting in, mental and physical health, curbing stress and ...