S: China Study Abroad 2007
FC: China Study Abroad 2007
1: 24 hours to get here and 5 weeks to see everything we possibly can | Our First Joint Overseas Adventure
2: For Lake Superior State University's first study abroad program to China there were 16 guina pigs and our faithful guide Dr. Giddy Yang | Memories
3: We stayed in international student housing at the University of Shanghai. We had class in the morning Monday through Friday. The rest of the of the time we got to see the city, visit temples, parks, and other attractions.
4: One of our free mornings a group of us took the subway to visit the Shanghai aquarium.
5: Normal fare in a Chinese coastal city is quite different than the normal menu in Michigan. After a couple of weeks the sign of a hooters was awe inspiring and we all enjoyed the best hamburgers in a long time
6: One of our weekends we visited the Shanghai Zoo | One of our Weekends we were able to visit the Shanghai Zoo.
7: We didn't get to hang out with too many actual animals but there were many opportunities to hang out with sculpted ones.
8: The Oriental Pearl | A landmark of Shanghai that we were able to enjoy every almost every day. | 15 observation levels to see the whole city and a museum in the bottom
9: Cruising on the Bund | The Bund river is one of the major throughfares for industry and trade in Shanghai.
10: Tea ~ A Chinese Tradition In England there is tea time... but in China there is always time for tea. You can find cute little Tea Houses all over Shanghai. Many years ago people would be able to pay their taxes in tea. A special grade of tea called emperors tea was made only for the emperor's household. Now anyone can have emperors tea if your willing to pay the hefty pricetag.
11: China has the longest continual written history in the world. Spanning over 4000 years. Until the 1900's they were an imperial nation ruled by emperors. The last imperial dynasty ended in the early 1900's | Communist Museum
12: Civil War Memorial | After the last imperial dynasty China endured almost 100 years of war between various families, governments and the Japanese. | The Communist Party came to power in 1949 but the country was at war until the end of the "Cultural Revolution" in the 1970's
13: Temple Field trips. Combining education and religion. It's probably strictly forbidden.
14: Temples, Temples, Everywhere! The Chinese Government is an athiest government believing that religion leads to revolution. But there are still temples all over the place. The biggest recognized religions in China are Buddhism and Dauhism.
15: We visited a number of temples while in China. We went to a couple of Buddhist temples. A Couple of Taoist temples and one Confusionist temple.
16: The Great Wall is absolutely awesome.. and it totally isn't flat unlike most of the pictures we had seen before we were there for real.
17: ChinChin | China Hosted their first Olympics ever summer of 2008 it was a really big deal as seen by this huge sign at the great wall.
18: The Forbidden City
19: Home to the Emperor and the Empress symbolized by the dragon and the phoenix
21: The Food in China wasn't quite what I was expecting. There were alot of things that Jamie tried for the two of us!