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Things I Wish I Had Known Before Coming To China

by Jessica X., Loyola Chicago, TBC Spring and Summer 2018 There’s a lot of things that can be, and have been, said about China. I see myself as incredibly, incredulously lucky that not only did I have previous study abroad experience in Rome before coming to China but that I have, well, previous experience coming…

Being Chinese American in China

Beijing Chinese American in China For many of our students, being in China means viewing Chinese culture as a guest and an outsider, but for Chinese Americans, being in China can be a completely different experience. Being able to pass as Chinese lends them a different lens to view China through and in the meantime,…

Student Interviews: Liam Woodland

Student Interviews: Liam Woodland, Gonzaga University, TBC Fall 2018 and Summer 2018 Transcription of an interview with TBC student, Liam Woodland   Can you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Liam Woodland, I go to school at Gonzaga University, I’m from Greenwich Connecticut and I am studying Economics and Asian Studies. What sparked your interest…

How to Use Your Phone as a Subway Card

How to Use Your Phone as a Subway Card by Lenny Chen, TBC Chinese Roommate & Marketing Communications Intern Conveying an average of over 12 million passengers on a daily basis, the subway system of Beijing is quite literally the veins of the city. Recently, to make the use of the subway system more convenient…

List of Most Useful Apps in China

List of Most Useful Apps in China by Lenny Chen, TBC Chinese Roommate & Marketing Communications Intern It is often said that all you need to live your life in China is your phone – it provides so many features that indeed it can be the only thing you need besides your keys when you…

Riding the Subway in Beijing

by Rebecca T., Le Moyne College, TBC Summer 2018 Before coming to China I did a lot of research. One of the main takeaways from my research about Beijing was that the subway is always horribly crowded. My experience differs from this quite a bit. While the subway can be extremely crowded, there are also…

Discussion with Przemek Maka, Jesuit Scholastic

June 13, 2018 Background: My name is Przemek Maka. I’m a student from Poland and a Scholastic who graduated from a Jesuit University in Krakow, in the philosophical department. What drew you to China and its culture?  I think that the Chinese civilization is one of the oldest civilizations. Having such a long history brings…

7 Reasons Why to Choose a Chinese Roommate

7 Reasons Why to Choose a Chinese Roommate by Lenny Chen, TBC Chinese Roommate & Marketing Communications Intern Have you decided to study abroad in China and are making plans on how to make the most of your semesters abroad? Are you excited but at the same time nervous about your upcoming new life in a country and culture that is…

My Second Academic Year in China

June 28, 2018 Can you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Veronica Lewis (Roni). I grew up in D.C., but my university is in Denver, Regis University. I’m an East Asian Studies major with a concentration in Mandarin, and a community food systems/ farming minor. What sparked your interest in China, and why did you…