I never thought in all my years that one trip abroad would be a major turning point in my life. Prior to entering college, my parents gave me the option to either...

When I first came to China, I definitely did not realize not only how large the country itself was, but how different the places I would visit would be. I recently had...

As my study abroad experience in Shanghai comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on my time here. This semester has by far been the beat time of my life....

The campus of East China Normal University is supremely located near some of the best places in Shanghai. Not only is what is on the outside of campus convenient and fun,...

One of my favorite parts about studying abroad so far has been the friends that I have been able to meet.  Coming to Shanghai, I didn’t really know what to expect....

One of the scariest things about coming to China was the fact that I had never taken a Chinese class before in my life and knew no more than 10 Chinese...

I imagined that my semester in China, although culturally different, would still be structurally similar to my semesters in the United States. I couldn’t have been more wrong. One of the...

Our CEA Shanghai group visited a traditional Chinese water town, Wuzhen, for the weekend excursion. We were able to visit and observe the traditional making of  indigo cloth, soy sauce, and...

One of the things that I was most worried about coming to China was what the classroom environment would be like. I had in my head, a picture of rigorous course...

Upon arrival in Shanghai, I realized I was in a land of unknowns. I was surrounded by every nationality except my own. I couldn’t read any signs or advertisements.  I couldn’t...