Mid-Semester Check-In

Hi all! I figured a mid-semester (mostly academic) check in was in order. I’ve had my midterms and gotten into the second half of the semester, and have some thoughts on my classes, my progress and my program. I am enjoying all of my classes, though the pace ever so slowly is steadily increasing so …

Photo Journal (An Attempt)

Today I’m going to try something new with a post of pictures! I’m not sure of the best order and such, but last post had no pictures so I’ll change it up this time. Next week will be about food or money. The food is great and I’d love to share, but the use of …

Week 2: Listening to Chinese Recordings as well as the Sounds of the City

This week will be about some of the work for my classes and my personal study methods, as well as some of the general soundscape as I’ve noticed it. Also, I would like to make it very clear that what I’m writing comes from my personal experience and observations. China is a vast and multifaceted …

My First Post: Predeparture

To all who are reading: thanks for stopping by! This is where I’ll be writing about what I’m doing this semester while abroad in Harbin, China! I’m aiming to write about once a week or a bit more. I’m super excited (and a little nervous); I’ll be taking part in a pretty intensive language program …

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