Archives for: October 25th, 2019

My 21st Birthday in the Philippines (AND Two Other Countries): Golden Week Experience

Written by Vukica Elenovska on October 25, 2019

By Zachary K., Loyola University Maryland, TBC Fall 2019 Semester Abroad Student Now all of you might be thinking from the title, “Uh oh, that sounds crazy.” Well, you’d be right by saying that…partly. Let me explain. Every year in China, people celebrate the national holiday by traveling around the country or even going abroad…

Golden Week in the Golden Countries of Laos and Thailand

Written by Vukica Elenovska on October 25, 2019

By Emma G., Elon University, TBC Fall Semester Abroad Student After embarking on the Silk Road, going on a trip consisting of living out of your backpack, eating street food, and always being on the move, I knew this is how I wanted my Golden Week to pan out. As the semester hurled its way…

The Silk Road Excursion

Written by Vukica Elenovska on September 27, 2019

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

Written by Vukica Elenovska on September 23, 2019

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

Written by The Beijing Center on July 23, 2019

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

Written by The Beijing Center on April 30, 2019

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

Written by The Beijing Center on April 15, 2019

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!

Written by The Beijing Center on April 9, 2019

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

Written by The Beijing Center on April 2, 2019

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

Written by The Beijing Center on February 19, 2019

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…