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The Silk Road Excursion

By Tirzah Dove, Westmont College, TBC ChinaContact A couple of weeks ago, I had the very special opportunity to adventure along the Silk Road with other students from my college for about 13 days.  ChinaContact created a wonderful trip for us that definitely enhanced our short-term stay with The Beijing Center! The excursion was filled with many…

The True Silk Road Excursion Bible

By Zachary K., Loyola University Maryland, TBC Fall 2019 Semester Abroad Student THE SILK ROAD – the most famous, by far the LONGEST, and arguably the most influential trade routes in the history of the world. Just let that sink in for a minute, and then you can go ahead and keep reading.   In the…

Gubei Watertown

Gubei Watertown By Nicole M., Loyola Marymount University, TBC Summer 2019 Intern Abroad Student If you’re looking for an escape from the city, spend a weekend in Gubei Watertown. Located just a two-hour drive from Beijing, the town is made up of traditional architecture, greenery, and not to mention an endless number of doorways to…

Student Interview: Michelle Chin

Can you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Michelle Chin. I attend University of San Francisco and I am currently in my last year of college. I will be graduating December 2019. I am an American born Chinese that was born and raised in San Francisco. I went to school all my life in the…

Student Interview: Matthew Sweetman

Can you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Matthew Sweetman. I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, a moderately sized city in between Chicago and Milwaukee. I have been studying Chinese for some time and now and in high school I had the opportunity to travel to Beijing with my 老师 laoshi. However, the…

2019 TBC Student’s Spring Break!

TBC Student’s had the chance to travel around Asia and or a few countries outside of Asia during their spring break. Here’s a quick synopsis of their week-long trips on their opportunity to venture out and explore the neighboring countries of China and other countries that they touched base at! 1.Eamonn H. (Marquette University) –…

Thai-ed to Memories

April 2, 2019 By Georgina C., University of San Francisco, TBC Spring 2019 Student During spring break a group of 6 friends and I spent our time in the Land of Smiles-Thailand. A week full of dream-like scenery and adventures straight out of a book. To say the least, it was the perfect escape from…

Yunnan Academic Excursion

February 19, 2019 By Michelle C., University of San Francisco, TBC Spring 2019 Student I went down to the Yunnan Province for two weeks with my peers that are in the same academic program. We went to many places in just a short amount of time and it was a fun and exciting experience. It…

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…

‘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…