Experience in China. Ashley N. Lawson Emporia State University July 2012. This was our first day in china! We were on our way to the hospital because a student needed stitches! What a way to start a trip in a foreign country!!!!!!. Study Abroad. Guangzhou, China. 3 rd Largest City in China
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Experience in China
Ashley N. Lawson
Emporia State University
This was our first day in china! We were on our way to the hospital because a student needed stitches! What a way to start a trip in a foreign country!!!!!!
It is really humid in the region. I found that carrying an umbrella shielded me from the sun. Be sure to drink plenty of water!
Places to visit in Guangzhou
Lingnan Impression Park
This was a fun surprise for our group to experience!
Picture taken at night during river cruise
Hope you’re not afraid of heights!
November 2005 -2010
B. Kessell enjoyed Canton Tower very much! He must not be afraid of heights!
We went to the top!!
ESU Graduate Student, Brad Kessell enjoying the view!
Entering the Park
Waterfall inside park
Fun fact: Kyle is a Chinese language and culture minor! He was excited to be challenge his abilities in China.
Old meets New: New construction towering over the ancient buildings
ESU student Kyle Griswald trying his hand at reading Chinese!
This Ivory carving was particularly stunning. This picture does not do it justice because it does not show the amount of intricacy and detail the artist put into this.
Teaching: The Experience of a Lifetime
Fun Fact: Only one student from the ESU group was a Teaching Major!
ESU and SCNU students participate in a group discussion.
ESU graduate students, Brad Kessell teaching American Culture: College Life.
Not knowing what to expect, we spent at least 2 hours a night preparing for class the next day. Teaching is HARD WORK!
ESU graduate student, Ashley Lawson teaching at SCNU
Graduate Student, Brad Kessell during group cultural exchange.
Tea and Mahjong are both important parts of the Chinese Culture.
ESU students, Daniel Zachary and Brad Kessell enjoying tea time before lunch.
ESU students get a lesson on playing Mahjong.
Who says teachers are not fun? Two ESU student teachers enjoying an hour at the beach!
Advice: When booking ticket for sleeper train… book the bottom, more expensive bunk. There is no ladder to use if you are in the middle or top bunk
Subway: ESU group during their first time on subway in Guangzhou.
ESU Grad Student, Brad Kessell on sleeper train to Beijing. (only 26 hours)
Great Wall of China
Almost to the wall (5.5 hour hiking total)
Brad Kessellnearing the tallest point of this portion of the wall.
Instead of going to the touristy section of the Great Wall. We went to another and were able to hike a trail to the wall!! What a workout!
Finally made it to the top!
Brad Kessell couldn’t be happier
Iconic area directly outside the city
This was a amazing way to spend our last 4 days in China! Make sure if you plan on traveling for this program you can take a few days just for yourself to travel!
Last day in china…