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China’s Dongzhi Festival

  • Post by Charissa
  • December 22, 2015
Dongzhi Festival

Did you know December 22 (and sometimes December 21) is a holiday in China? Well, it is! Dongzhi Festival is usually called Winter Solstice in English and celebrates the "end" of winter or more correctly, the beginning of longer daylight hours and an increase in happiness as sunlight makes everyone happier.During Winter Solstice, the Northern Hemisphere has the shortest daytime and the longest nighttime while the Southern Hemisphere has the opposite. In June of each year, China will celebrate the Summer Solstice with Duanwu Festival, which is better known as Dragon Boat Festival.During Dongzhi Festival in China, most people try to at least have one meal with family and eat some tangyuan, which are sweet ro

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Making Friends in China

  • Post by Charissa
  • December 20, 2015

If it's your first time moving to China, there is a lot to worry about in advance. How can I find a place to live? How will I communicate with people who speak a different language? What if I don't like the food? Is there good medical support if I get sick or injured? The list could go on and on. But let's stop it right here because we all know stress is bad for your health and you probably don't know how to ask for a doctor in Chinese yet!Being all alone in a foreign country is not everyone's cup of tea, but if you're up for the challenge, you will learn a lot about yourself. At the very beginning it can be exciting and different and fascinating, but it most lik

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Why You Shouldn’t Study Abroad in China

  • Post by Charissa
  • December 11, 2015
Study Abroad

China is not the best place to simply study abroad. It’s the best place to live, make friends, network, work AND study abroad (at least for a short period of time). It’s also a great place to travel.No matter why you come to China, your time in China can’t be classified into just one category because, ultimately, it will be the experience of a lifetime. Anyone who has visited China walks away with an interesting experience, guaranteed. So don’t just plan on studying in China for a few months. Live it up, make your experience as memorable as possible and take full advantage of what China has to offer!Studying in China allows you to learn abou

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Nightlife and Entertainment in China

  • Post by Charissa
  • December 3, 2015

You might think the nightlife and entertainment in a country with 5,000 years of history would be out of touch and antiquated. In reality, the three major cities in China have all the fun and exciting bars and clubs one would expect to find in New York, London, Sao Paulo or Barcelona. Whether you like to be at the hottest and loudest dance club in town or a nice quiet bar hidden down a small hutong, China has amazing hotspots.China’s key cities each have special parts of town known for their hopping nightlife. In Beijing, Sanlitun is where you want to go. For Shanghai, you’ll want to head over to The Bund and the French Concession. If you’re in Guangzhou, the top thre

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