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Celebrating 21st Birthday in China

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 is this relatively new "old-style" shopping area in Shanghai that mostly serves foreign tourists....

Navigating City of 上海 (Shanghai)

Navigating City of 上海 (Shanghai)

Rachel Palfini

March 1, 2014

I have now been in Shanghai for a week and cannot believe how much has changed since my first night. My first evening in Shanghai was pretty rough, mostly because my plane was delayed in Vancouver for four hours. I'm a pretty relaxed, go with the flow, traveler because I realize you can't control ev...

Really Late Post About My First Few Days

Hanna Mosenthal

September 23, 2012

I've been here for almost a week now! (When I started this post, now I've been here for two and a half) I know how to take both of the options for busses to and from the centre-ville, which is where IES is, and I bought my phone today, and my lost suitcase finally arrived, so I'm basically settled. I...

Two Days in France: The Beginning

Richael Best

January 30, 2012

Bonjour, tout le monde! My name is Richael Best and I'm a junior English Major/French Minor at Whitman. I'm from San Francisco, CA, and I am studying with the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France for the semester. I'm living with a French host family and an American roommate...

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