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I Left My Heart in Ling’An

Posted by Maggie Loya on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 01:32 PM

This past weekend, I was finally able to escape the city and get my first glimpse of “real China.” As beautiful as Shanghai is, I was a little bit sick of the constant noise and shoving and rude behaviors. I threw caution to the wind and decided to sign up for a weekend hiking trip to Ling’An, which is in Zhejiang Province, southwest of Shanghai.

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Topics: study abroad, China, Maggie Loya, Shanghai

So…What’s China Really Like? Culture Shock in Shanghai

Posted by Maggie Loya on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 11:25 AM

It’s been a while since my last post, and a lot has happened. I’ve started classes and plan to start my internship with Westinghouse next week. I’ve done quite a bit of sightseeing around the city.

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Topics: Maggie Loya, Shanghai, Culture Shock

Raw Prawns and Other Shanghai Aventures

Posted by Maggie Loya on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

I hopelessly stared at the four grey shrimp-like creatures, and they stared back with black, lifeless eyes. A warm pot of soup was the only other indication that these prawns were indeed meant as food.

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Topics: study abroad, Maggie Loya, Shanghai

Ni Hao! Studying Abroad in Shanghai

Posted by Maggie Loya on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

“How do you feel about studying abroad in Shanghai for five months?”

I've been asked this many, many times over the past few months, and my answers have changed drastically.

  • Three months ago: "I CAN'T WAIT!!!"
  • Two months ago: "I have no idea what I'm doing with my life, and I'm terrified."
  • One month ago: "I can't believe this is actually happening. I'm so excited!"
  • This week: "Yeah, I'm leaving on Saturday for a foreign country. Can't speak the language. Probably going to be a pretty cool experience. Is this what they call shock?"
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Topics: study abroad, internship, Maggie Loya, Shanghai

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