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TBC’s 20th Anniversary Thanksgiving Gala

The Beijing Center - November 26, 2018

Living with Americans

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Spring Break: TBC Style

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TBC’s 20th Anniversary Thanksgiving Gala

On Sunday, November 25th, TBC held its 20th Anniversary and Thanksgiving Gala to celebrate 20 years of promoting mutual understanding between China and the West through friendship, research, and exchange.   Our evening opened with a welcoming sparkling wine reception, where we saw many old friends brought together by TBC reunite, as well as new partners who are excited to join…

‘Lost’ in the Mountains

October 30   By Alexa L., Stonehill College, TBC Student, fall 2018  PRE-LEAVING I had an expectation, when I decided to study abroad in China, that I was going to travel all over Asia.  It was unrealistic because I neglected the fact that I was a part of a STUDY abroad and that I had classes during the week.  However, I didn’t…

Living with Americans

By Jiaxi (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…

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 Seda

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…

China Immersion Trip, Javeriana Cali University

From November to December 2018, ChinaContact, TBC’s short-term program team, hosted a group of eight students and faculty from Javeriana Cali University for their “China Immersion 2018” program. During their 21 days in China, the group traveled Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai, learning about the different customs in different parts of China, witnessing the beautiful scenery of early…

Our Days in Beijing

November 8, 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! It’s been quite a while! Since coming back from both the Silk Road and from whatever adventures we planned for ourselves during the Chinese National Holiday, all of us have been quite busy with schoolwork. We’ve…

The City That Took My Seoul

November 12, 2018, originally posted on https://dearmomiamstillalive.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-city-that-took-my-seoul.html Jackson G., Saint Louis University, TBC Fall 2018 Student Dear Mom, I’m still alive, and I’m back in Beijing. Last week, during China’s National Holiday, I and five other TBC students flew to Seoul, Korea. I’ve wanted to visit Korea ever since high school when I befriended Korean foreign exchange…

On a Smoggy Beijing Day

November 12, 2018. Originally posted on https://dearmomiamstillalive.blogspot.com/2018/10/on-smoggy-beijing-day.html Jackson Gress, Saint Louis University, TBC Fall 2018 Student Dear Mom, I’m still alive, and although I’ve only been back in Beijing for a couple weeks, I’ve already gone exploring. One of the cool parts about living in one of the world’s oldest, largest cities is that there are always…

Chengdu: Hotpot, Pandas, and Old Pals

December 3, 2018 By Alexa L., Stonehill College, TBC Student 2018 During my time in Beijing, there was one destination I knew I needed to go to: Chengdu.  Why you might ask?  Well, there are several attractions within the city of Chengdu that suit all kinds of people.  The most famous attractions are the panda…

Internship Showcase Fall 2018

On this past Tuesday, November 27th, TBC brought together the Beijing expat and young professionals community along with host organizations to discuss the significance and characteristics of a successful internship program and celebrate the achievements of TBC student interns at our semester internship showcase.            To begin the evening, our wonderful panelists coming from both startup…

A TBC Thanksgiving

November 24, 2018 – originally posted on http://blogs.luc.edu/goglobal/country/china/a-tbc-thanksgiving/ By Justine N., Loyola University Chicago, TBC Fall 2018 Student So this past Thursday was actual Thanksgiving Day, and to be honest with you all, it didn’t really feel like Thanksgiving. In the days leading up to Turkey Day, I was feeling less homesick than I thought, most…

Buddhism and I

November 12, 2018 – originally posted on http://blogs.luc.edu/goglobal/country/china/buddhism-and-i/ By Justine N., Loyola University Chicago, TBC Fall 2018 Student I grew up in a Buddhist Vietnamese family. As a child, I went to the closest Buddhist temple to my house every Sunday to sit and listen to the morning chants and teachings alongside my family before attending…

An American Gay in China

November 2, 2018 Jackson G., St. Louis University, TBC Student Fall 2018   In its online ads, The Beijing Center promises to take students to the China they weren’t expecting. That has certainly been true for me as an openly gay man studying abroad in Beijing. Although I was excited to come to China, I…