Category: Fall 2018

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The Ending

I had a lot of friends at Tsinghua University and sadly most of them are leaving. I have met Germans, Dutch, Japanese, and American students from all over the world who encompass different and unique backgrounds. I am so fortunate to have studied in Tsinghua University. Now many people at Tsinghua are leaving. The canteens ...

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A Trip to the Supermarket

A trip to the supermarket at Tsinghua is eye opening. At Tsinghua, there is the C building with a massive amount of services located inside, including a printing station, the Bank of China and atms, the China Post, book stores, electronic stores, and even an eye purchasing booth! Tsinghua makes this extremely easy to try. ...

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Exams, Papers, Dead lines oh my!

This week was the most stressful week in Tsinghua. After papers, and exams, take home exams and recordings, Tsinghua felt like a nightmare. For one of the take home exams, I did not sleep or eat anything during the 8 hours long exam. Although I only took 4 classes at Tsinghua, the exams are what ...

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FOOD IN CHINA

The highlight of living in China’s capital was feasting on the scrumptious food! Italy may have amazing selections of pastas, France may have aromatic bread, the Netherlands may have amazing¬†variety of cheese, but China has nothing in comparison. Chinese food is Chinese food is Chinese food is Chinese food. Simple and plain. Canteen life (or ...

Reflection on My Time Abroad in Florence

My time studying in Florence, Italy, has been truly incredible, and I have seen and experienced so much, not only in Italy but in countries across Europe. I could not have hoped for or imagined a better semester. Although it is difficult to say in words all the things that I learned, I think it ...

Day Trip to Lucerne, Switzerland

For my second day in Switzerland, we took a day trip from Zurich to the city of Lucern, only about an hour by train from Zurich Central Station (HB). The tickets were about $27 each way, no train transfers necessary, and be arrived before we knew it! With no real plan, we wandered around the ...

Enjoying the Season in Switzerland

In Italy, you are perfectly located near so many awesome countries. Right above Italy is Switzerland, known for its Swiss Alps, chocolate, and cheese. My friend invited me take a trip to Zurich, Switzerland to check out the Christmas markets, and I decided to go last minute! I took a FlixBus, a super affordable way ...

Weekend in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city full of history, wealth, and modernity, and also a city that I hardly knew anything about before arriving. In this blog post I will talk about my three day weekend adventure in Amsterdam, now one of my favorite cities in Europe! I will be skipping over our food adventures though, which ...

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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, ...

Recent Events in France: My Thoughts

Education Abroad reminds readers that risk is everywhere, even in Philadelphia, and we encourage all of our students to be thoughtful and well-educated travelers. This is one of the important ways to lower the negative impact of incidents that could occur as described in this insightful blog post. Though it may not have been an ...