This is another one of those posts that’s pretty funny… in retrospect. So if you’re planning on teaching English in China, read away because this could be you. I had decided in Beijing that I was going to get a job over the summer teaching English to make some money. I immediately sought out a […]
Category Archives: Study Abroad
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 […]
Master Chef: China Edition
The last few weeks of my time in Xi’an was a blur. There was so much to do! I had to write my capstone and study for my Chinese final, all while attempting to pack seven months of my life into two 50 lb suitcases. But enough of the stressful things, let’s talk about food! The […]
Shanghai: the most impulsive trip of a lifetime
For a little more info on how ridiculously impulsive this weekend was, please refer to this post: So Apparently I’m Crazy Back from Xinjiang for twenty four hours, it was time to leave for a weekend in Shanghai. Barely unpacked and up at 6am for our flight, Margo and I hopped on the subway towards […]
Scary Karaoke and China’s Caucasian Mummies
Urumqi: a place where Han China meets Xinjiang. A relatively young city by Chinese standards, Urumqi was established in the Tang Dynasty- the same time period that Xi’an was in its prime and the Dazu Caves and Leshan Buddha were carved. Urumqi is a primarily Han Chinese city because the government has been promoting many […]
Bai Fu Mei: An In Depth Look at the Chinese Quest for Whiter Skin
The following is an adaptation of an academic essay I wrote while studying abroad in Xi’an, China in the summer of 2012. One of the major academic components when studying with the Alliance is the capstone. This capstone project is an academic research project on an aspect of Chinese culture you find very interesting. For this […]
So Apparently I’m Fat.
With a week left in China, there’s so many loose ends I have to catch up on! -Not including two finals and a giant paper. I decided I’ll publish all of my Xinjiang posts when I actually have time to truly edit my hasty diary-writing from the trip- aka when I go home in FOUR DAYS. […]
Internships and Long-Lost Photos
Sorry for the lack of posts these past few days. I’ve actually been pretty sick (fever-ish), maybe from extreme exhaustion? Whoops. Well, Shanghai was worth it. I’ll be trying to crank out these posts during my last week and a half of finals, papers and projects (ahhhh!). But while I finish putting together my Xinjiang […]
So Apparently I’m Crazy
I just spent the last 10 days in Xinjiang (don’t worry, I took good notes for future posts), and I got home really late last night. After spending a little over 24 hours in Xi’an, I will be leaving tomorrow morning to spend the weekend in Shanghai. Things I’ve lost these past six months in […]
In and Around Campus
If I haven’t posted enough in the past day or so… BAM here’s another one.