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Expectations vs. Reality of My Semester in Shanghai

Jun 22, 2019 10:44:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

Sometimes expectations won't go as planned when reality comes around; but part of being in a new environment is pushing yourself to adapt to change. In this week's post, Imani opens up about speaking in Mandarin, making friends, and missing food from home. She also shares with us about her overall progress over the semester and how she was able to bring out the best parts of herself while studying abroad in Shanghai.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

Here's What You'll Find Exploring Shanghai's M50 Art District

Jun 19, 2019 4:52:29 PM / by Lauren Girard

In this week's episode, Lauren takes us along to experience a unique side of Shanghai - it's M50 art district. Accompanied by other CAPA students and a guide for this My Global City tour, see what to expect from the most artistic side of this Global metropolis!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

How Interning in Shanghai is Already Changing my Perspective

Jun 14, 2019 11:24:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Known for striking a balance between history and modernity, Shanghai serves as a good place to explore a new culture while navigating the language barrier. Through her internship in Shanghai with CAPA, Absa Samba, a Freeman Grant Scholarship recipient and Champlain College student, has been able to learn more about the Chinese culture and city infrastructure. Check out why she's determined to keep an open mind and grow more as an individual this summer!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Internships Abroad

First Impressions and 3 Tips for Those Studying Abroad in Shanghai

Jun 5, 2019 11:39:57 AM / by Lauren Girard

In her first episode of the summer, Champlain Abroad student Lauren Girard shares her background for how she was able to study abroad in Shanghai, her first impressions/things that surprised her about Shanghai, and 3 pieces of advice she has after her first few weeks in this Global City! 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, shanghai-vlog

Meet Lauren Girard: Official CAPA Shanghai Instagram TV Vlogger Summer 2019

May 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM / by Lauren Girard

Meet Lauren Girard, an official CAPA Instagram TV vlogger in Shanghai, China for Summer 2019:

University: Champlain College
Major: International Business with minors in Data Analytics and Digital Marketing
Study abroad location: Shanghai, China
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

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What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited to try new foods while in Shanghai!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China

Meet Absa Samba: Official CAPA Shanghai Blogger Summer 2019

May 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Meet Absa Samba, an official CAPA blogger in Shanghai, China for Summer 2019:

University: Champlain College
Major: Social Work, minors in Psychology and Global Studies
Study abroad location: Shanghai, China
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

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Posted in: Shanghai, China

10 Things in China That You will NOT Normally Find in the US

May 17, 2019 11:20:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

When you go somewhere different, you're bound to have new encounters. In this week's post, Imani lists 10 differences between the US and China based on her observations. From underground markets to expansive subway systems, she covers what you can expect from everyday life there. 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

What It's Like Studying Abroad in Shanghai as An American Raised Chinese

May 13, 2019 11:08:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Malia Waltman opens up about her American identity and Chinese heritage, as well as how she is reconciling these facets of herself in Shanghai. She also talks about her experiences with locals, including the advantages and disadvantages of blending in abroad.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Diversity Abroad

Here's What Makes Mandarin Such a Complex but Beautiful Language

May 11, 2019 10:12:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

In this week's post, Imani gets to the heart of learning Mandarin and shares an introduction to the language. Take note of the basics here and the keys to understanding how the Chinese language works as a result of history and context. After all, the possibilities in life are endless when you know another language!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Language

The Places We Go, The Things We Learn: Reflecting on Shanghai My Global City Events

Apr 18, 2019 11:03:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

In this week's post, Imani visits the World Expo Museum and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center as part of CAPA Shanghai's My Global City events for students. She shares her latest insights on structures around the world and in Shanghai, as well as how urbanization and westernization has made its impact in China.

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

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