I spent my first Chinese New Year in China with my friend’s family in Suzhou. It was a whirl of friends, family, majiang, and lots and lots of food. Come with me as I experience the first day of the celebrations– New Year’s Eve.
You can’t know everything about an internship from the application, and this was definitely the case with my internship at Summerbridge. The night I arrived in Hong Kong, I got an email saying that I was selected for a leadership position I didn’t even know existed.
It is always so difficult to choose what to do for the summer! Here is how I came to my plan for this summer and how it fits in with my present career goals.
I came for the kendo, and stayed for the people.
Featuring a swordsmanship sport, the tea ceremony, Japanese culture, and community.
I’m taking a Tai Chi class at the U College now and it is one of the best choices I’ve made all semester.
Featuring: Dr. Jonathan D. Pollack from the Brookings Institution speaking on North Korea + my love of lectures
The beautiful St. Louis Botanical Garden hosts the Japanese Festival near the end of every summer. Check in to see some of the awesome arts and culture showcases they have there! (Featuring: the Wash U Kendo Club)
A little about my experience volunteering at the St. Louis Festival of Nations, an awesome multicultural celebration near Wash U. Stay tuned for Cultural Festivals part II— the Japanese Festival!
But not for long! Welcome and come on in! Here’s a little about myself, my many interests here at Wash U and, well, my difficulty in prioritizing them.