Check out my video on the Alliance Website!

Check out my video on the Alliance Website!

This year I’ve been interning with the Alliance for Global Education, the study abroad company I went to China with. I’ve also been working as an Alumni Ambassador for them on the side, representing Alliance at GWU. As part of my Alumni Ambassador requirements I created a digital project video about my experience on the […]

The end of my Yunnan Adventure

After a culturally enlightening day in Shaxi, we headed on the bus back to Kunming. It was Sam’s birthday, so a few of us stayed up till midnight the night before to sing to her (consequently waking up everyone else in the guesthouse because the walls and floors were like paper except worse because paper […]

Shaxi: Life in a Rural Chinese Town

After a few days in Lijiang we arrived in the town of Shaxi. Shaxi is a small town with the aspiration to become a tourist destination- but it will be a while before Shaxi is ready for for more than the occasional backpacker. As soon as we got off the bus everyone was shocked. 17 […]

JADE DRAGON SNOW MOUNTAIN

….. it was either that or “Livin’ it up in Lijiang”. After our amazing adventure in Tiger Leaping Gorge we headed on the bus to Lijiang! Instead of boring you with bus ride stories here’s some awesome photos from a mountain-side rest stop! There wasn’t actually a toilet so I had to pee in the […]

TIGER LEAPING GORGE

I have to start out by saying Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the coolest places I have ever been in my entire life. I am so thankful that Alliance chose to bring us there during our weeklong travel, and that my classmates were adventurous enough to enjoy it as much as I did. Marketus […]

Arriving in Dali

After spending the day in Kunming, the fifteen of us, Marketus and Lao Yang boarded the grandma bus for a six hour (I think?) ride to Dali. On the way to Dali we passed by some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen in my entire life: mountains, villages and terraced farms. I […]

Adventures in Yunnan: The Beginning

A couple weeks ago my program and I went on a trip to Yunnan providence. Yunnan is a providence in southwestern China famous for it’s rice terraces, geological formations and ethnic minorities. Yunnan recognizes 28 different Chinese ethnic minorities- the most of any providence in China. The most notable ethnic minority groups in Yunnan are […]