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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 7: To Hangzhou on a Speeding Bullet

Aerodynamic Bullet Train

We woke up bright and early this morning to check out of our hotel rooms and head to the train station. We got a great cultural lesson while checking out. Once we turned in our room keys, a hotel staffer went to every room to check it thoroughly. If anything was missing or if there were any damages, we are …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 6: Beijing Farewell

Bicycle: A Very Common Mode of Transportation

Today is our last day in Beijing.  It has been raining for the past two days with much cooler temperatures as compared to our first day when it was 100 degrees.  Our first lecture for the day was a second class in Chinese language.  We had a lot of fun learning Chinese on the first day. Today was even better as …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 5: A Slightly Slower Day

Best Dinner in Beijing

We knew ahead of time that, although today would be another long day, it would be a slow day. We had no site visits planned for the day. We were looking forward to our first event of the day, which was practicing dragon dancing. Unfortunately, due to rain, it was cancelled. Although we were looking forward to the dragon dance, …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 4: The Forbidden City

Peking Opera and Mask Making Class

After our usual morning routine, which we have all gotten accustomed to, our first class was on the political system and economic development in China. Our lecturer went over in great detail the political hierarchy in China. Although China has multiple political parties, the Communist Party is the the most powerful party that controls politics in China. Our students had …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 3 – The Amazing Great Wall of China

Panoramic View of the Great Wall of China

Going to bed late and waking up early is becoming the norm in China.  After all, there is so much to see and cover in this magnificent country.  Today should be the first day where we feel rejuvenated after a good night’s rest and adjustment to the 12-hour time difference. The morning started off as usual with a great breakfast. …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: Day 2 – Finding our Feet

View of Beijing from top of Longevity Hill

Day 2 which is our first full day in China started with a 7 AM wake up call.  Our sleep the previous night was short, intermittent, and jet lagged.  We were all still tired from the long journey and felt displaced due to the 12-hour time difference, but we were in China.  How can we not be thrilled?  We were …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: China Trip – Day 1

ChinaTrip SendOff

(This series of blog posts are a firsthand, real-time account of Morgan’s Study Abroad activities in China, as provided by Dr. Sumanth Reddy, Study Abroad Coordinator for the Division of International affairs. You can learn more about the Study Abroad Program here.) Leaving For China! The morning of July 11th started off gloomy with a slight drizzle in Baltimore. Students along with …

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Morgan President David Wilson Leads HBCU Delegation On Return Visit To China

HBCU Delegation On Return Visit To China

Morgan President David Wilson and a group of fellow presidents and senior administrators from seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) returned to China recently to continue developing partnerships and relationships with universities in that country. The trip marked the second of its kind for the delegation; the first occurred in 2013 and resulted in the award of 1,000 scholarships …

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Foreign Students Bring Global Exposure to Classmates at HBCU


Kristina Ackerman doesn’t have enough money to study abroad. But Ms. Ackerman, a graduate student in international studies at Morgan State University, found a more affordable opportunity to learn about global cultures through iPals, a program that pairs Morgan State students with international students on the campus to help them get accustomed to college life in the United States.

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Psi Chi Honor Society Featured in International Magazine

MSU Psi Chi chapter

The MSU Chapter of Psi Chi was recently featured in “Eye on Psi Chi” a publication of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology. The article highlights the history of the MSU Psi Chi chapter, including the distinction of being the second Psi Chi chapter to be established at an HBCU. Dr. Carrol Perrino and Ms. Natasha Otto are …

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