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More than a Dance

This blog post was written by Ha Min Ko, who is currently abroad on the BRIC Program… What comes to your mind when you think of ballet? If you are like me, you think of little girls wearing tutus dancing on their tip toes, occasionally tripping because they are trying to perform moves that should…

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Russians, Silence, and the Metro Face

The first week in Russia has been very exciting for the BRIC cohort! We have finally begun exploring the city on our own and started learning words, habits and general norms of the culture. One thing that was most present in our day-to-day activities was the ever looming “Metro Face”. This face is a very stern and cold…

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BRIC Program 2016 – And the adventure begins…

This post was written by undergraduate student, Josh Eby, who is currently abroad while participating in the BRIC Program The first forty-eight hours were a whirlwind of activity for the BRIC 2016 cohort. From flying around the world, staying up for around thirty hours straight, eating at a traditional Russian restaurant, and getting our first taste of…

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Thank You, Spasiba, Xie Xie, Sukriya!

Post by Rebecca Jacobs (’17) and Jessica Thevenoz (’17) The last few weeks in India were very exciting! One of the highlights was our action-packed week in Rajasthan, India. First, we traveled all the way to Jaipur, a major city in Rajasthan, also known as the Pink City. This region, one anciently filled with royalty,…

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Delhi Belly

The change of country could not have come at a better time. As China came to a close the group had hit a bit of a lull so the arrival in India was the perfect thing to get our spirits up again. India so far has been quite an experience to say the least. Talk…

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Simplicity Within China and India

Post by Leslie Novella (’17) and Spencer Rivera (’17). The week starting on October 19th, 2015 we began our transition from Beijing, China to Delhi, India. Our last days in Beijing were spent visiting the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. We were all very excited to get to experience these landmark locations before departing China. When visiting…

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BRIC in China

Post by Yulkendy Valdez (’17) and Brandon Schwartz (’17) The first climb to the Great Wall of China was over. The BRICers captured photos and memories, both digitally and mentally. It was then time to visit our host family at a local village, which had prepared dinner for all of us. Large mini-buses picked us…

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The C in BRIC!

This has been our first week in China. Although many of us are still getting used to the Chinese environment, most understand that changing and adjusting to a new place will take time and we need to try our best to get into the new culture. By starting the course with Prof. Chang, it has…

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A Short Visit to Nanchang

Post by Allana Nelson and Eduardo Polonsky, Babson College Class of 2017. From Wednesday to Thursday, we had our first visit to a second tier city in China, Nanchang. We were not completely sure of what to expect, as were used to the city of Shanghai, a New York equivalent, thus we went in with…

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