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Jizu Mountain

Kethan Srinivasan, Participant

What a trip to Jizu Mountain! Our group trekked through thousands of stairs up to our hotel and enjoyed a well-deserved grand dinner upon arrival. The breathtaking sunrise marked a wonderful start to our last full day in China as we reflected on our......Read More

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Arrived in Dali

Caleb Cannon, Participant

Today we traveled from our village homestay in Kunming to a hotel in Dali. The day started with a brutal 5:30 wake up, followed by a 6:30 bus ride. This bus took us from our village to the Kunming train station. Once we passed security and bought......Read More

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Planting Potatoes

Brian Williams, Participant

This morning we set off to plant potatoes on the farm on the side of a mountain. We split off into two groups: pine needle gatherers for fertilizer, and the tillers and potato planters. While gathering pine needles was a fairly simple task, tilling......Read More

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Earthquake in China – Haverford Group Safe...

Simon, Dragons Admin

Haverford China custom are all safe healthy and having a profound learning experience in the Yunnan countryside.  We are hundreds of miles away and in the next province over from the earthquake, and in a small town of mostly one story traditional......Read More

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Arrived to Damoyu

Andrew Poolman, Participant

After an early morning wake up and departure from Beijing airport, we touched down safely in Kunming and made our way to the village of Damoyu. A gaggle of happy homestay moms were very excited to welcome their guests into their homes in this......Read More

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Last day in Beijing

Andrew Poolman, Dragons Admin

The Haverford boys enjoyed their homestay with their new friends from Beijing #35. This afternoon we learned some calligraphy and Tai-chi. We’re on our way to Kunming early tomorrow morning....Read More

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The Beijing National Day School

Michael Volpi, Participant

Yesterday, we headed out to the Beijing National Day School. Once we arrived, we were greeted warmly by a group of teachers and students who showed us around their school. Each floor contained many interesting, but significant classrooms that......Read More

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Beijing Picts

Andrew Poolman, Instructor

Here are a few images of our amazing time in Beijing thus far.  ...Read More

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Great First Day

Kethan and Koby, Participant

Great start to our first day in China! After a days with of games, meals, and making jiaozi, everyone seems to have gotten used to the timing and are ready for day two’s hike up the wall! Hope to update everyone again soon! – Kethan Well......Read More

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Student

Agustin A., Participant

My first post. I just finished finals: now to pack my bags....Read More

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See you soon in Beijing!

Nina and Gong, Instructor

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon for our adventure in China!  Gong and I are eagerly awaiting you in Beijing. We can’t wait to show you the Great Wall and introduce you to our friends there, the Kou family.  We have so many......Read More

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Hello from Nina!

Nina LaFerla, Participant

Dear Students, Families, and Teachers at Haverford, Hello from beautiful Asheville, NC!  I’m Nina LaFerla, and it’s my great honor to serve as your instructor and guide for our journey this summer.  I work as a teacher of history at......Read More