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

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To Those Back Home

Coltrane Liu, Dragons Admin

To Those Back Home,I know I promised to send you updates. This is my first after two weeks. Sorry about that. My time in China has been eventful so far. I’m not to sure what to tell you guys. I could tell you about our orientation period,......Read More

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Group updates!

Marcus, Participant

Group updates! Marcus: we are adjusting to a new pace of life, getting to know our home stays, and learning about local life (tea harvesting, markets, etc.) Gus – We just arrived at the village a couple days ago. At the moment, I’m......Read More

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Why We Travel

Group A, Participant

After arriving and acclimating to our new time zone, our group read and discussed the article, “Why We Travel” by Pico Iyer. Here are some of our thoughts: When traveling both as a group and individually, we develop heightened abilities......Read More

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

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Group Beijing-Kunming Flight may be delayed

Jody, Instructor

The group’s flight from Beijing to Kunming will likely be delayed. Air China Flight 4174 is currently showing a 24 minute delay. We’ll post here again when the group arrives, or if there is a significantly longer delay (and suggest......Read More

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

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Participant

Nora, Participant

Hi, my name is Nora parson and I’m 17 years old. I currently live in Sweden, though I recently moved from New York City as my family had lived there for the past 5 years. I have taken mandarin over several years however, the past two years I......Read More

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Hi everyone!

Alexa b., Participant

Hello, my name is Alexa Behdjet. I will be a sophomore in high school and I live in Alamo, California. I love to play lacrosse and tennis and I play them for both my high school and year round. I am currently taking Chinese in school and have been......Read More

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Introduction!

Lily v, Participant

Hi, I’m Lily. I just graduated from high school in New Jersey, but my family is from Pennsylvania, and I grew up in Singapore. I’ve studied Chinese during high school and a little bit before, and I am excited to continue studying it in college!......Read More

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Hi, I’m Tori!

Victoria Sullivan, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Victoria (I go by Tori) and I am a 16-year-old student from southeastern Pennsylvania. I currently study Mandarin in school and will be taking the level three class next year. I have always loved learning about Chinese......Read More