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It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later!

“Yeah, we’ll be in St.Petersburg in 24 hours.” “Wow, that’s crazy!” “Tell me about it.” Insert a different city name every two weeks and that would be an accurate depiction of what life was like for us nineteen baboons. We soon learned a thing or two about contorting ourselves to fit into whatever plane, train…

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Bal Ashram Adventure

  “These have been the two best days in India so far”, said BRIC student Greg Gonzalez. These words uttered by Greg were also uttered by many other BRIC students in regard to our Bal Ashram visit. To begin the Bal Ashram was a place where former Child laborers were rescued and given a chance…

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Parade Crashing

Being denied transportation to our wanted destination by autos (rickshaws) to a holiday celebration of huge burning evil spirit replicas… (Yes, fire does fascinate us) we were instead consumed by a parade that flooded past our hotel. They came just in time, as most of us were ready to go back into the hotel and…

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Old Delhi

On Monday, October 29th, we had a scavenger hunt in small groups in Old Delhi.  Old Delhi was a bit different from what we have gotten used to over our past week living in New Delhi.  My group headed there on the very crowded metro with only our scavenger hunt sheet to guide us.  Upon…

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India: A New Journey

Greetings from New Delhi, Today we write from the very busy city of New Delhi, India. Our IES peer leaders have given us a tour around this wonderful city, and allowed us to have our first taste of Indian culture. As our BRIC experience enters its last month, India is starting to become a great…

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one.five days with BRIC

As the high-speed train topping 300 Km per approached Beijing I was excited to see the 19 BRIC students and onsite coordinator Michelle McCormack. I had been attending a meeting in Shanghai and was grateful that I could spend a bit of time reconnecting with the group who had just returned from an overnight trip…

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Yiwu and a Hospital Adventure

Greetings from Hangzhou,   We write from a lovely hotel in the heart of Hangzhou.  We’re in the midst of a weekend excursion to the south of Shanghai.  It’s been tiring but ultimately very fruitful.  We’re seeing things we never otherwise would have seen without the guidance and expertise of Professor Kelley. Most interesting for…

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Life in Shanghai

It is impossible to verbalize the wonder of Shanghai. There has never been a dull moment since we have arrived here. From the river cruise to exploring the bund, Shanghai always has something to do or see. In addition to the sightseeing, we are also meeting with various professionals to learn about the opportunities here…

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The Great Wall of China

      One week ago, we went to the Great Wall of China. As you can imagine, it was breathtaking! The neat part about it is that we were still in Beijing even after travelling 2.5 hours by bus. So the cool thing about where we went is the lack of tourists. Since the…

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Shanghai River Cruise

Walking from the Bund to the Shanghai River Cruise provided me with the opportunity to witness the beautiful sights of Shanghai’s riverside. As I walked along the pier I saw the modern skyscrapers to my right and Western European architectural buildings to my left. Looking at this contrast reminded me of the complexity of Chinese…

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