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Day 12 | So Long To Hangzhou


During the night at our hotel, we experienced a little unexpected excitement as the local police subjected our floor to a random security check. It wasn’t something that any of us had ever been through before. The police went from room to room checking passports and as well as Chinese Nationals’ IDs to ensure that the guests who were staying …

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Day 11 | Making Chinese Dumplings


Today, we woke up thankful! During the night Hangzhou experienced a short period of rain which allowed the temperature to cool off somewhat, but we still were experiencing a very dry heat. Our lecture for the day would be bittersweet, as this was the last classroom session we would have while in China. All of our classroom sessions have expanded …

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MSU Fulbright Students Study Abroad in Africa

Fulbright Students Study Abroad in Africa

Recently, Morgan’s Department of World Languages and International Studies sponsored the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, giving a group of students a unique opportunity for study internationally in the African countries of Senegal and The Gambia. The five-week intensive study and research program, which was made possible in part through resources received from the U.S. Department of Education, allowed participants to study …

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Day 10 | Visiting the Song Dynasty


On our third full day in Hangzhou, we were finally getting accumulated to our new surroundings which were very different from Beijing. Our first lecture of the day centered on the innovative technology China is currently developing, namely its electric car. Our session, entitled,  “The Electric Vehicle: Recent Technology Developments and Trends for Lithium Ion Battery,” taught by Dr. Yao …

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Day 9 | The Art of Wushu and Dough Sculptures


As we awoke from a good night’s rest at Wanxiang Polytechnic University, the campus was alive as students of all nationalities gathered within the university’s Foreign International Exchange Center. We started our morning with a campus tour covering the 170,000 square meter area located next to the beautiful Xixi National Wetland Park. Next, we had our first morning lecture on …

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Day 8 | Sightseeing


This morning, much to our dismay, the heat wave was still in effect and we had a full day of tours and sightseeing ahead of us. The first stop of the day was the Flower Nursery. An everlasting landscape full of culture and originality, the nursery offered a sense of serenity and reflection for each of us. Next, we visited …

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Day 7 | Welcome to Wanxiang Polytechnic University


This morning began slightly different from what had been our normal routine. The lobby was filled with bags and luggage as the students were prepared for a six-hour long train ride aboard the G41 Jet Train, which traveled at top speeds of up to 300km/h, en route to our next stop – Hangzhou. While at the train station we moved …

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Day 6 | So Long Beijing


Today was our last full day in the City of Beijing. We began the morning with two lectures; the first session focusing on the Chinese Educational System was taught by Dr. Li Yongcheng, associate professor of International Relations in the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University. For this session, we learned about the differences and …

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Day 5 | Learning the Language


The next morning, the tune we sang went from Annie’s, “The Sun will Come Out Tomorrow” to “You brought the Sunshine,” by the Clark Sisters. Finally, the rain had stopped and the sun was peeking through the cloudy sky. Before heading into the classroom we posed outside for several pictures on the campus. It was our first time being outdoors without …

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Day 4 | The ChaoYang Theater


After our first “full night’s” rest since arriving, the next morning we opened the window shades in our rooms hoping to see the sun shining bright, but instead, we were greeted by the same rain from the day before. Watching the new reports we learned that this was a historic amount of rainfall in the history of the city of …

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