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Student & Faculty Interviews after Study Abroad -China 2014 trip

 

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WGTC- Virtual Learning Campus and Study Abroad- China trip 2014

 

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WGTC Study Abroad in the News!

http://www.lagrangenews.com/news/local_features/4634752/WGTC-students-travel-abroad-to-China

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WGTC in Chinese media

Please see the links below highlighting our visits to the vocational schools in Beijing and Shanghai. http://www.jszg.com.cn/show.php?contentid=1212 http://www.shnhzx.com/  

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Traveling Home

Today we bid farewell to China. It has been an amazing learning and culinary experience. We have met many nice people and have eaten our way through Beijing and Shanghai. John our guide made sure to educate us on the

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Food Experience

Shanghai is a vibrant city Where the city never sleeps. We have eaten things out of our comfort foods. In this trip we have eaten duck intestine with coagulatated blood, a frog soup, donkey and the 100 year old egg.

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The Shanghai difference

Wow Shanghai is so different then what I read and saw on the internet prior to the trip.  It really is like  New York City or more like Mexico City minus the clothes  everywhere hanging out to dry. John, our

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What an adventure!

It’s good to be home after such a long trip, but what a trip it was!  It truly was a trip of a lifetime with some great people who I already miss..  Our last days in China were bitter sweet. 

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Flight to China & Arrival

Well, the flight from Atlanta to Seattle was 4hrs and 45mins, I can say that the flight was slightly miserable. I knew I was in trouble when we still had Seattle to Beijing, an 11 hr flight which I actually

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Ding ding hao, not ma ma hu hu

Yesterday was very good , not just  so so. We packed so much into the last day. First, we went to the park to watch the morning exercises. People also dance, play games, and just seem to enjoy being outside

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The times are changing

It’s hard to believe how much a country can change in a generation. Our guide told us that 30 years ago people here didn’t have enough food. Today 40% go to college. Other than having some Internet sites blocked, this

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Ribbit, Ribbit

Day 5 took us to the Jade Buddha temple where we learned a little more about the different religions of the Chinese people. They worship Catholicism, Islam, Taoism and Buddhism, with the last two being the most common. Even as

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Shanghai Nights

On day 4 of our trip, we rose early to take a stroll down to one of the local fresh markets. A fresh market is like a farmer’s market on steroids; they had everything there from strange, exotic fruits and

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A Chef’s dreamland

So not only have we eaten some strange things while we’ve been here but we found amazing knives! I’m getting ahead of myself. This morning we went to The Jade Buddha Temple. The carvings and statues were amazing! Seems even

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Shanghai

Today we are in Shanghai, China. We traveled the high speed train to the city of Shanghai. But before we left the hotel we went to the fresh market close to the hotel. The market was amazing, they had lots

Posted in China Trip April 4-12, 2014