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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.

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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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Zumba in China?? Of course!!

By Jonathan Fall at CIEE

Everyone is recovering from a long but fun weekend in Shanghai, so what’s the best way to restore everyone’s energy? With some dancing, of course! On Tuesday of the third... keep reading

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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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French concession

By Ning Zhang at CIEE

Today we went to the French concession and learned about some history about the French coming to China from our tour guide Kat. After world war 1, they were able... keep reading

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Yu Garden in Shanghai

By Ning Zhang at CIEE

Today our cultural activity was located at Yu Garden. The group went through Yu Garden, which was a retirement gift from a son to his father. We were able to... keep reading

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Tea Market

By Ning Zhang at CIEE

Today, we went to the Tea Market. It was a small building with different small tea shops inside. Thankfully, there was AC. We all followed our Program Leader to a... keep reading

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寄宿家庭 A Host Family?! AHHHH!

By Karen Du at CIEE

Host family noun . a family which opens its doors to experience a new culture and provides a home away from home. One of the most special things about our... keep reading

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Our little heroes made it to the Great Wall of China!

By Ru Si at CIEE

As a Chinese phrase says: one is not a hero unless he made it to the Great Wall of China. Under an incredible hot weather, all of our students can... keep reading

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The Kids are Coming Home!!!

By Margot Pinckney at CIEE

That's right. Tomorrow morning (or, depending on from what time zone you view the events, the day after), the Global Discoverers are returning to the states. It's been an amazing... keep reading

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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