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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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Great Wall of China

再见

Rachel Palfini June 12, 2014

I'm heading back to the US on Saturday, which means my study abroad experience is almost officially over. I was talking with another CIEE student and it is really weird to think that it is almost over...

Top 10

Rachel Palfini May 28, 2014

This post is somewhat overdue as our Spring Break was more than three weeks ago, but as finals are fast approaching, I need a reminder of the good ole vacation days. To start the trip, Christa Lee '15...

Volunteering at Migrant School

Rachel Palfini May 22, 2014

There are a lot of migrant workers in China, over 130 million. Most migrant workers are leaving poor, rural villages and moving to cities on China's eastern coast in search of better job opportunities....

The Most Popular Game in China

Rachel Palfini May 15, 2014

I'm about to let you all in on a little secret. It's…how to play the most popular game in China! Now, there really is no name to this game, although I presume nicknames have popped up all over China....

Another section of the Marriage Corner. Also, spring has definitely arrived!

Marriage Corner at People’s Park

Rachel Palfini May 7, 2014

As many of you probably know, Chinese culture, like so many others, places great emphasis on marriage. China has been a patriarchal society since its origin over 5000 years ago, and as such, much value...

East China Normal University

Thick Skin

Rachel Palfini April 26, 2014

Mandarin is the first oral language I have studied. In high school, I took four years of Latin, but we rarely read aloud, as Latin is a dead language and impossibly difficult to converse in (Latin grammar...

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龙丽山)

Ancient Tea and Horse Road

Rachel Palfini April 20, 2014

This past week was the CIEE Weeklong Excursion and I went to Yunnan Province with 30 other students and 3 teachers. We were traveling along the Ancient Tea and Horse Road (茶马古道) and...

The three weekend travelers! (Alex, me, Margot)

Qingming Festival

Rachel Palfini April 16, 2014

Last week I had midterms, which is why I have not posted in awhile. A lot has happened in the past few weeks though (besides midterms), so I'll fill you in on one of the more exciting activities. April...

Me, Jiejie and her baby!

Celebrating 21st Birthday in China

Rachel Palfini April 5, 2014

Last Saturday, I, along with my Chinese tutor (Alex), and CIEE classmate (Kasia), went to Tianzifang (天子方) to celebrate our birthdays (mine was on Sunday and Kasia's was Tuesday). Tianzifang...

Banquet room close to Chiang Kai-sheks office.

南京周末旅行 (Weekend Trip to Nanjing)

Rachel Palfini March 26, 2014

This past weekend was the CIEE Weekend Trip and I along with 27 other students and 3 professors went to Nanjing. The other options were Hangzhou, Yangzhou, and Wu Zhen but I chosen Nanjing because of its...

“The Goddess”

Rachel Palfini March 20, 2014

Despite what some days may feel like, I am taking other courses in Shanghai besides my Chinese language class! Last week in Chinese Film and Cinema, we watched Wu Yonggong's "The Goddess," which was released...

We tried to order a waffle with the toppings on the side, on two separate plates....this is what we received. Were still working on our Chinese ordering skills!

Slice of Seattle in Shanghai

Rachel Palfini March 16, 2014

Today, I joined a fellow CIEE student (Margot) at a coffee shop (Magodo's 520 Coffee) across from ECNU to work on homework together. I've been to lots of coffee shops in Shanghai and they are very similar...

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