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Discovering Shanghai: A Journey through Language, Culture, and Community Service

By Wen Cai at CIEE

The bustling metropolis of Shanghai welcomed us with open arms as we embarked on an unforgettable journey of learning, crafting, and community service during our first week. With eager hearts... keep reading

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The Bund is Your Classroom

By Anesce Dremen at CIEE

Students embark on a scavanger hunt that led them to hold conversations in Chinese in Shanghai's famous "The Bund."

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Jet-Lagged Journeys: Students' First Encounter with Host Families

By Emily Lin at CIEE

As the plane descended into Shanghai, excitement mingled with exhaustion among these students embarking on a journey of a lifetime. After a long flight that traversed states, continents and time... keep reading

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Hand-painting our own umbrellas in Hangzhou

By Huichen Yu at CIEE

We ended our visit to Hangzhou by further experiencing the beauty of local workmanship by the famous Grand Canal. Each of us instilled creativity during the umbrella-painting activity.

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Exploring the Famous West Lake in Hangzhou

By Huichen Yu at CIEE

During July 26-28, we had a wonderful weekend study tour in Hangzhou, a neighboring city of Shanghai. Hangzhou is renowned for its natural beauty and preponderance of greenery within the city. Its rolling hills and placid West Lake have inspired locals to to say, “Above there is heaven, and below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.”

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Visiting the Ling Yin Temple and Watching the West Lake Impression Performance

By Huichen Yu at CIEE

We continued our tour to Hangzhou by visiting another historical site-the Ling Yin Temple and ended our Saturday by enjoying a wonderful water show-the West Lake Impression Performance, which was originally designed and performed for the G20 Summit in Hangzhou.

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Shark Tank in Shanghai: Students' Final Pitch Presentations

By Jennifer Rives at CIEE

Today was the day that students have been waiting for on the Shanghai Global Entrepreneurship program: their final pitch presentations! If you’ve ever watched the show Shark Tank, then you’d... keep reading

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From the Factory to the Street: A Tour of Shanghai Volkswagen

By Jennifer Rives at CIEE

Yesterday afternoon, we took students to the Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company in Jiading District for a tour. Shanghai Volkswagen is a joint venture company founded in October 1984. It began... keep reading

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Touring Alibaba's Headquarters: China's Top Company through Students' Eyes

By Jennifer Rives at CIEE

This past weekend, we took students on a weekend excursion to Hangzhou. Once we arrived, we took students on a boat cruise around Hangzhou's famous West Lake (西湖). After that... keep reading

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Excursion to Hangzhou: Breakfast!

By Nicole Walker at CIEE

This weekend during our Hangzhou overnight excursion, students were able to eat the at a Chinese breakfast buffet including a noodle soup bar, rice cakes, fried dough, porridge, steamed buns... keep reading

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Excursion to Hangzhou: West Lake

By Nicole Walker at CIEE

This weeked our Global Navigiators traveled via high speed train from Shanghai to Hangzhou to enjoy a weekend excursion in Zhejiang province. To start off our trip, we visited the... keep reading

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July 9th and 10th Shanghai City tour and Painting Class-Guess Bloggers Chris Mora, McKenzie Crissman and Tanya Cervantes

By Christopher Dusek at CIEE

Shanghai is an amazing city where many tourists go to appreciate the culture and the delicious food. It’s a must to take a picture of the skyline from the Bund... keep reading

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Allinpay: Business in China

By Nicole Walker at CIEE

Our Global Navigators visited Allinpay Network Services Co. Ltd to tour the company building, enjoy a tea break, and learn about international e-commerce. As we arrived to Allinpay, students were... keep reading

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July 11th Guest Bloggers Jakiya, Yukari and Ryan

By Christopher Dusek at CIEE

For today’s excursion, we learned about and participated in martial arts, also known as 武术. Before doing any activities, we learned the meaning behind “武”. 武 is supposed to mean... keep reading

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Sightseeing in Shanghai

By Nicole Walker at CIEE

Duirng the weekend, our students had the opportunity to take a private double-decker bus tour through Shanghai, visiting some local areas such as Jing'an Temple, the French Concession, the Bund... keep reading