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Come take a stroll on Nanjing East Road in Shanghai!

By Zhen Wang at CIEE

The final stop of today's itinerary was a visit to Nanjing East Road. As soon as the bus came to a halt, the students eagerly pulled out their phones to... keep reading

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Exploring the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

By Zhen Wang at CIEE

My friends and I went to the urban planning exhibition center as a feild trip and it was amazing. I loved viewing all of the amazing attractions. I learned so... keep reading

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Exploring China Through Food, Dance, and Art!

By Emily Lin at CIEE

Students were busy this week exploring China and Chinese culture from multiple aspects. Up first, they hosted a Chinese Cuisine Collaboration were everyone prepared a Chinese dish with their host... keep reading

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Wu Xi Trip

By Ting Li at CIEE

Wuxi is a city in southern Jiangsu province, eastern China. As of the 2020 census, the city had a total population of 7,462,135 inhabitants. Wuxi borders Suzhou City to the... keep reading

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Shanghai's Old City

By Angela Zheng at CIEE

Located in the heart of Shanghai's Old City, Yu Garden (豫园) is a historic site that offers a glimpse into the Ming Dynasty with its classical Chinese architecture, ponds, and... keep reading

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TEA TIME!

By Ting Li at CIEE

Chinese tea can be classified into six distinctive categories: white, green, yellow, oolong, black and post-fermented. Others add categories for scented and compressed teas. All of these come from varieties... keep reading

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A Cultural Fusion: Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and the Invention of 太极球

By Danielle Whitlock at CIEE

In a unique cultural exchange, students immersed themselves in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, savoring the rich history and intricate rituals of this ancient practice. Students enjoyed sipping on fragrant... keep reading

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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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Amazing China trip

By Xi Lin at CIEE

A lot of students said to me, "can not believe there is only few days left! We have to going back to USA. I want to stay in China longer."... keep reading

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Chinese Breakfasts of Champions

By Karen Du at CIEE

There's something about breakfast foods that excites and intrigues us. Some of our most nostalgic and delicious foods are breakfast foods! After all, it is our first meal of the... keep reading

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lotus culutre, lotus cake

By Xi Lin at CIEE

The lotus flower is one of the most significant flowers in the Chinese culture.Chinese love lotus because the lotus flowers rises from the mud and blooms in exquisite beauty it... keep reading

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Discover a typical old neighborhood in Beijing

By Ru Si at CIEE

As our last excusion on the program, we went to Nanluogu Xiang, one of the typical hutong (small street) in Beijing. Even though it has been developed into a commercial... 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.