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Let’s Take this Moment to Reflect Take Four

Let’s Take this Moment to Reflect Take Four

May 1st, 2018

May 1st, is the day that high school seniors look most forward to during their time in their high school career. You’ve been pondering the idea of what is the best option for you; academically, financially, etc. and you want to be sure that you make the right choice for you. The weeks prior, you […]


Bubble Tea? Yes Please!

Bubble Tea? Yes Please!

March 21st, 2018

If you’re looking for a food fad sweeping the world, look no further than Argyle – or maybe Chinatown. It’s bubble tea! Also known as boba or milk tea, this sweet treat is a blended drink of a million different types, kinds, and sizes. It was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s and has spread […]


Do I Need to Know Chinese?

March 5th, 2018

There’s a lot of questions when it comes to choosing a college, not to mention whether or not – and where – to study abroad. One of the things that I always hear is debating the language barrier. In Rome, you can get by just in English, although it isn’t very polite to your host […]


Roommates? What?

March 4th, 2018

So, here in Beijing, we have a special program unlike the Rome Center – you have the option of having a Chinese student of the University of International Business and Economics as your roommate! Of course, you don’t have to, you can elect to have a fellow American student as your roommate, as long as […]


Technology and China Living

Technology and China Living

March 2nd, 2018

I wrote an article a while ago about apps you’ll need for college life, such as Venmo and GroupMe. Well, you need a whole host of other ones to really do well in China. And, pro tip, but don’t come here with a Google phone. One of my friends has hers with and it’s a […]


Food Feature: Hangzhou Xiao Chi

March 1st, 2018

Last semester I told you all about my favorite restaurant in Rome, Osteria dell’Anima, with the pear pasta I dream about sometimes. Although it seems I eat out for every meal here in China, there haven’t been many times where I eat out downtown instead of around the campus, because unlike Rome, there are restaurants […]


Spring Festival? Spring Festivities!

Spring Festival? Spring Festivities!

February 28th, 2018

I told you about my Fall Break trip to Greece for ten days or so last semester, but Spring Festival trip here in China is a little bit different. Sure, last semester we had Fall Break and also Thanksgiving break, and this semester we have Spring Festival and Spring Break (and two long weekends as […]


New Years Celebration: Year of the Dog

New Years Celebration: Year of the Dog

February 7th, 2018

New Years, again? In many parts of Asia, New Years is celebrated based on the Lunar calendar rather than the traditional Gregorian calendar starting on January 1st. This year, New Years falls on February 16, 2018 and it so happens to be the year of the dog (based on the 12-year zodiac cycle). Those who […]


What Did I Expect?

February 4th, 2018

I think one of America’s biggest stereotypes of Chinese students is that they are very, well, studious. It may not always seem that American students are just as much, especially if you aren’t in university or don’t know many. But trust me. Even in Chicago, even in Rome, especially in China, we American students have […]


Beijing Life and Living

January 28th, 2018

Wow. I can’t believe I’ve been here for two full weeks already! It’s certainly been an action-packed adventure already. If I were to go home now, I’d still have stories for a lifetime! All of us here at TBC have settled into our lives here in Beijing, although just as a pattern and not as […]