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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…

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…

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…

‘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…

Concerns Coming to China

October 22, 2018 By Alexa L, Stonehill College, TBC Student Fall 2018 The decision to study abroad is not always easy.  There is more to it than applying to a program.  You are faced with the reality of being immersed in a culture that differs from your own.  Maybe the language is different, the food,…

Seoul Searching

October 19, 2018 By Alexa L., Stonehill College, TBC Fall 2018 Student   In China, the first week of October is the National Holiday.  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…