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Living with Americans

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Living with Americans

By Lenny Chen, TBC Marketing Intern When I first saw the recruitment article for Chinese Roommates (CR) by The Beijing Center (TBC) in my WeChat Moments feed, little did I know that it was going to be an experience that would completely change my college life. TBC’s semester study abroad program provides its students with…

Mid-Autumn Festival: A Free Week to Travel!

TBC Fall October 18, 2018 The first week of October is the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, a national week-long holiday. Our TBC students utilized this period to explore distant destinations across Asia.  In the end, our TBCers settled in 5 locations: Bangkok, Tongling, Shanghai, Seoul, and Palawan & El Nido.  A member from each expedition describes…

Aventura en la Ruta de la Seds

October 8, 2018 By Paula Andrea G.M., Javeriana Bogota, TBC Fall 2018 Student Este semestre tuve la oportunidad de viajar por una parte de la gran Ruta de la Seda, viaje incluido en mi intercambio a China con The Beijing Center.  Durante los siglos XIII y XIV DC, esta ruta fue la principal de comercio entre…

Seoul Searching

October 19, 2018 By Alexa L., Stonehill College, TBC Fall 2018 Student   In China, the first week of October is the Mid-Autumn Festival.  Many businesses and schools close for the week.  Given this free time, some of my friends and I planned a 6-day trip to Seoul, South Korea!  Step 1: LOGISTICS  Which airline do we take? …

你好北京! (HELLO, BEIJING!)

September 3, 2018 – originally posted on http://blogs.luc.edu/goglobal/country/china/你好北京-hello-beijing/ By Justine N., Loyola University Chicago, TBC Fall 2018 Student Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog! For the fall semester of 2018, I am participating as a student in the Beijing Center (TBC), a study abroad program based in Beijing’s University of International Business and Economics, or UIBE…

Dear Mom, I’m Still Alive

September 2, 2018 – Originally posted on https://dearmomiamstillalive.blogspot.com/2018/09/silk-road-trip-part-1.html By Jackson G, Saint Louis University, TBC Fall 2018 SILK ROAD TRIP, PART 1 Dear Mom, I’m still alive, and I’ve been in China for more than three weeks! Sorry I haven’t been posting, but I’ve been very busy – for the past two weeks, I’ve been traveling with…

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 Interview: Loren Carillo

Can you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Loren Carillo, I am from Gonzaga University. My major is Political Science, and my minors are Sociology and Economics and my interest is Journalism and Multimedia. So right now, I’m working on graphic designing, photography, and videography while working at Project Pengyou here in Beijing.   What…

Student Interview: What it’s Like to Compete on Chinese National Television

Student Interviews: Christina Conroy, Loyola University Chicago, TBC Summer 2018 Transcription of an interview with TBC student, Christina Conroy Can you briefly introduce yourself? I’m Christina Conroy, from Loyola University Chicago. This year I’m going to be a senior and I’m studying Chemistry.   What made you interested in coming to China over the summer?…