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Glowing Splendor: Celebrating the Lantern Festival in Taipei

By CIEE Taipei at CIEE

By Chester Chou (Program Manager Taipei) The Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. The origins of the Lantern Festival can be traced back over 2,000... keep reading

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Ratul Rauniar: “Berlin has been a breath of fresh air”

By CIEE Berlin at CIEE

Ratul Rauniar Pradhan is one of our students from Open Campus Spring 2024 studying in Berlin. He is originally from Nepal, Kathmandu currently a junior in Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, where... keep reading

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CIEE Tallinn's First Overnight Trip to Helsinki

By CIEE Tallinn at CIEE

Greetings from CIEE Tallinn! This weekend we had our first overnight trip to the beautiful city of Helsinki, Finland. Packed with cultural discoveries, delicious cuisine, and unforgettable experiences, our journey... keep reading

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Japan Blog

By CIEE Kyoto at CIEE

Authored by Zachary Gauthier My daily life in Japan consisted of a lot of traveling, as much as I could do outside of my classes and work. Going to Japan... keep reading

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Embracing My Life in Taipei

By CIEE Taipei at CIEE

By Chester Chou (Program Manager Taipei) Serene Beginnings: Embracing Taipei's Tranquility and Affordability I enjoyed the tranquility, affordability, and unhurried pace of my small-town upbringing. Initially hesitant about working and... keep reading

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TRAVELING IN CHINA

By CIEE Shanghai at CIEE

By Fall 2023: Abena = College of William & Mary ‘25 (International Relations) - ACL Program Angela = Hamilton College ‘25 (Chinese and Sociology) - CGC Program Aside from the... keep reading

Visiting Damyang Bamboo Forest (담양대나무숲)

By Emma M.

Today I will be recounting a little trip to Damyang Bamboo Forest in South Korea! For one weekend in early December, a couple friends and I took a short trip to Gwangju City--leaving Seoul for the last time before the weather got too cold!

Korean Amusement Park Shock

By Anna M.

I simply have never experienced a place like Lotte World before. My Seoulmates group teamed up with another Seoulmates group to go to Lotte World and I was under the... keep reading

Nami Island: Micronation on the Han River

By Emma M.

One of the perfect fall getaways from Seoul (Its proximity to Seoul makes it perfect for a day trip!) is that of Nami Island--a micronation on the Han River located... keep reading

Flying Internationally? Pack These Things

By Anna M.

Everyday I spend in Seoul, South Korea I have a few things I am grateful that I brought from America. As someone who has never traveled internationally, it's quite a... keep reading

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A Day of Change

By CIEE Kyoto at CIEE

Authored by Alex Jo I’ve discovered that in Japan, everyone waits for the crosswalk signals to cross the street. Even at 1 in the morning with zero cars, you would... keep reading

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A moment with the host family in Rennes, France

By CIEE Rennes at CIEE

Studying abroad is an experience that extends far beyond language acquisition. It provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in a foreign culture local cuisine, and engage with the daily... keep reading

A Day in Mungyeong-si

By Kierra C.

A recap of my day spent in Mungyeong-si, making pottery, drinking traditional tea, and exploring a historical village filming site.

Random Obscure Things to Know to (Potentially) Avoid Culture Shock

By Kierra C.

Another list of mine to help battle the shocks of adapting to a new way of living!

An Atypical Chuseok Holiday

By Emma M.

This semester, from September 28th to October 3rd, we had no classes due to the Chuseok (Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival) long holiday as well as National Foundation Day on October 2nd... keep reading