Adventures in Sichuan

When I told people in Xi’an where we were going on this trip, they were universally excited. “The food in Sichuan is delicious,” they would exclaim. “You have to eat the hot pot!” “The fish in Chengdu is the best in China!” “Once you have seen the water in Jiuzhaigou, you do not have to…

Student Reflection: Jake

Last month, Jake found out that his younger sister Gabi will be coming on the China Exchange next year.  For his final journal entry, he wrote her a letter of advice: Dear Gabi, Let me tell you, you are in for not only an incredible experience in terms of learning a new culture and its…

Student Reflection: Lisa

Yesterday afternoon, I went to a big public park near the center of the city. It looked pretty normal from a distance, yet when I got closer I saw pieces of paper that looked like flyers everywhere. They were spread out on clotheslines, trees, and bushes. Surrounding the area was an endless sea of mainly…