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Hello from Kunming!

The Instructors, Participant

We write from Kunming as we settle into homestays and language classes. Students remarked this morning that they can’t believe we’ve only known each other for a week as we’ve already settled into group norms and feel connecting with one......Read More

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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B

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The Early Days: Kunming

Eli Harrell, Participant

Having uneventfully passed the Fourth of July in transit from the Miyun Region near the Great Wall to our lovely homes in Kunming, the official (not just orientation!) portion of the trip had begun. Rising bright and early at 6:15 this morning, I......Read More

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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B

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Arrived in Beijing!

Jody, Dragons Admin

After a long delay in Shanghai, the group has finally arrived in Beijing. Avery, Marcus and students on the group flight are on their way to meet Tindy, who is with students who traveled independently. Wishing everyone in Beijing a good......Read More

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Dragons 1-Minute Visual-Story Contest

Christina, Dragons Admin

Hello Summer Students! We've just decided to host our first ever "1-Minute Visual Story" Contest in addition to our regular end-of-program Photo Contest. Here's the details......Read More

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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B

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Introduction

Jake Birdwell, Participant

Hey everyone, my name is Jake Birdwell. I am a rising Junior at Sacred Heart Prep in Northern California (Bay Area). I’ve been taking Mandarin for 5 years, but I still definitely have a ton to learn. I’ve played a bunch of sports in the......Read More

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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B

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See you soon!

Your Instructors, Participant

Hello everyone! Avery, Tindy, and I are in L.A. eagerly awaiting your arrival and the start of our course. We just wrapped up our two-week training in the stunning light and beauty of the Eastern Sierras. If any of you have any last minute......Read More

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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B

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Nichos says Hello

Nichos Molnar, Participant

Hi folks, I’m Nichos, a rising senior at the College Preparatory School in Oakland, California. I’ve taken chinese for about 6 years now, but still have much to learn in terms of speaking. I’m very much looking forward to meeting......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B

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Introduction

Daniel Loughney, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Daniel Loughney and I’m a rising senior at Staples High School in Westport, CT. This is my second year living in the US as I moved here from London two years ago. I have been learning Chinese for 11 years now and......Read More

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Hello from Ryann :)

Ryann Schutt, Participant

Hello! My name is Ryann, and I will be a freshman at Johns Hopkins this fall. I am from Wilmington, Delaware and have two younger sisters and four dauchshunds. I just graduated from a boarding school called St. Andrew’s and loved every minute......Read More

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Hello from Lillian

Lillian Ellis, Participant

Hi all! I am Lillian, and I am a current sophomore at UPrep high school in Seattle, Washington. I have been learning Mandarin for five years through my school, and am so excited to become more immersed in the language. I enjoy playing the piano,......Read More