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...

Ever dream of getting outside your comfort zone and experiencing life in one of the world’s largest cities? A place where global commerce, international business, and ancient traditions meet – often...

Buses, trolleys, taxis and a metro system! What more can you ask for? Shanghai has one of the most extensive transportation systems in the world and it is very cheap and...

I must say that one of the best things about studying abroad for me is the fact that I got the opportunity to travel all over China and see places that...

Leaving home can difficult, especially if you are leaving friends behind as well. It can make you feel sad, or like you are missing out at times, but at the end...

Thanksgiving is all about sharing a special moment with family and reuniting with loved ones, therefore it would make sense to be home for the holidays. This was one of the...

In such a modern city where people take pride in the way they dress it is normal to feel under dressed as a foreigner, especially coming from America, where most of...

Being far from home can be difficult at times, especially when you are half way around the world, but luckily I have been able to find a good support system here...

We all have our own perceptions about Chinese food, and you will be shocked to find out that Chinese food is completely different than what is in America. Here, there are...