Rachel Epp

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On Returning West - Reflections from a Semester Abroad in Shanghai

Jan 7, 2019 1:58:16 PM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's post, Rachel Epp returns home to Nebraska from her semester abroad in Shanghai and reflects on her experience in Shanghai as well as the realities of culture shock upon returning to the US (including but not limited to the Bubble tea or lack thereof in Nebraska). 


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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Why Study Abroad

Answering Questions About my Semester in China

Dec 31, 2018 9:35:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's post, Rachel Epp answers 5 questions from a CAPA program assistant about her time in Shanghai, China, what her favorite memories were, what she learned, and how she changed. 


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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Tips for Packing and Re-packing a Semester Abroad

Dec 18, 2018 10:04:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's post, Rachel Epp chats with us as she packs up her room in Shanghai and prepares to come home. She covers her different packing strategies she had before she left for her semester that are now paying off at the end, so make sure to watch!


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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Breathtaking Views: Hiking China's Treacherous Mount Huashan

Dec 14, 2018 10:20:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's post, Rachel Epp takes a final excursion to the city of Xi'an and spend the day trekking up Mt. Huashan, one of the the most treacherous but rewarding hikes in China! Watch more for some breathtaking views! 


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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture, shanghai-vlog

10 Vlogging Tips for Beginners

Nov 27, 2018 10:30:54 AM / by Rachel Epp

Before she studied abroad, Shanghai Vlogger Rachel had never vlogged before! That didn't stop her though, and in one brief semester she's become a self-taught vlogging master. Want to learn from her experience? Watch more for her 10 Vlogging Tips for Beginners.


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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

The Reality of Studying and Interning Abroad in Shanghai

Nov 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's vlog, Rachel Epp talks about balancing her classes, assignments, her internship, and travel, giving us the real real on daily life abroad. 

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

Why I Love My Marketing Internship in Shanghai

Nov 13, 2018 10:23:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's vlog, Rachel Epp tells us about her marketing internship in Shanghai, highlighting what company she works for, the kinds of projects she's worked on, and the diverse and global workplace she's been learning from. 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Internships Abroad

Identity and How that Plays Out Depending on the Culture You're In

Oct 30, 2018 11:21:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

From being a small town girl in a big city, to being a Christian in a highly secular country, Rachel gets real about how her personal and religious identities play out in China vs the US and how she reconciled these differences by finding a community.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

Exploring the Canals and Gardens of Suzhou, China

Oct 23, 2018 10:49:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's vlog, Rachel Epp documents a CAPA group excursion to Suzhou, where students explore the city's notoriously beautiful gardens, canals, shops, and restaurants!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

Exploring Shanghai as a Tourist During Golden Week

Oct 16, 2018 10:37:15 AM / by Rachel Epp

In honor of Golden Week, a seven day long national holiday in China, Rachel uses her week off to experience some fun tourist spots in Shanghai.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

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