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Christmas Day

Polly, Participant

Today, December 25th, we celebrated Christmas by traveling by bus to Keelung, a port city north of Taipei. In Keelung we met Nicole Wang, a well-known ceramicist throughout Taiwan. She talked to us about her journey in ceramics, and the history of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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Day 6

Elijah Hennen, Participant

Today was our first full day in Taiwan. After breakfast and a late start, we started off by taking a bus to the Beitou sulfur springs where we explored the remains of a sulfur excitation site. While sulfur’s smell of rotten eggs was rather......Read More

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Day 2

Student Group, Participant

We started the day in the hotel with a buffet breakfast and then walked to the MRT for the first time. Then we walked to the scavenger hunt on Di Hua Street and visited the temple of a love god. We split into smaller groups and set out to take......Read More

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Day 5

Joshua Jue, Participant

Today was both a beginning and an end. We began our day with a very early breakfast and a long drive to the airport. After arriving in a humid Taipei, we took two trains and walked a short distance to reach the youth center that would serve as our......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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Day 4 – 12/23

Dominic Chan, Participant

Today marked the last full day in Shanghai and mainland China on our trip. We began the day with a late morning breakfast and check-in at the hotel and then swiftly travelled to Jing’an Temple by subway. At the temple we explored the wonders......Read More

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Arrived!

Dieter Mackenbach, Instructor

Everyone arrived safely and is resting up after the long flight. Looking forward to a great first day tomorrow!...Read More

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Day 3

Sofia, Participant

Today we started the day with breakfast at the hotel and quickly made our way to the Suzhou Museum. There, we explored the beauty, peacefulness, and history within the garden. Before lunch we got to explore a small strip of stores and practice our......Read More

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Day 2

Tin, Participant

On our second full day in Shanghai, we headed a market in the French concession to try a number of different restaurants and shop.  Afterwards, we explored the French concession with our lovely guide, Mickey. We saw Zhou Enlai’s home, the......Read More

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Itinerary for the upcoming two weeks!

Dieter & Pei, Participant

After a late-night check-in to the Jiantan Youth Activity Center, we’ll have a later start for our first full day. We’ll go through introductions and begin Orientation, where we’ll discuss the course itinerary, health and safety guidelines,......Read More

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Teacher

Dan Brewer, Participant

I am so excited to experience the culture of Taiwan and meet new and  interesting people. I currently live in Elkins Park Pa. ( a suburb of Philadelphia). I am an artist and do paintings inspired by debris I pick up on the streets of Philadelphia.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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Day 1

Jamon, Participant

We began the day with orientation and lunch at The Dining Room, where we experienced a fusion of dim sum and Shanghainese food. After lunch, we observed a large group of people gathered for some unknown person who would be coming out of the building......Read More

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First Day in Shanghai

Tindy, Instructor

Today we explored the bund area in Shanghai. It has a few Shanghai landmarks like Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and Jinmao Tower, which are among the most famous buildings in China. We are have a great......Read More

Taiwan Travel Experiential Education

Springside Chestnut Hill Taiwan

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Last Minute Reminders

Dieter Mackenbach, Participant

Hey everyone! Pei and I are looking forward to meeting you all so soon! I went to check on the hot spring today that we’ll visit and was told by an employee that everyone entering the hot springs needs to wear tight-fitting swim suits. That......Read More

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Polly Sweeney

Polly Sweeney, Participant

Hi, my name is Polly Sweeney. I grew up in Chestnut Hill and Wyndmoor and I went to Springfield public schools until 9th grade where I came to SCH. At SCH I have a great group of friends, play a couple sport and try to integrate myself into the......Read More

Taiwan Travel Experiential Education

Springside Chestnut Hill Taiwan

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SCH Academy

Jack Rice, Participant

My name is Jack Rice, I have lived in center city my entire life. What I look forward to most are the new experiences I will encounter; specifically, learning about culture, art, and food. Some things I take interest in that pertain to our trip are......Read More

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Trevor Meyer

Trevor Meyer, Participant

My name is Trevor Meyer. I’m afraid that I have neither the time nor experience to write a biography rivaling yours, Pei, so I will try to be concise and substantial. I grew up and am still growing up in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, United States......Read More