Samba Class and Rio Dancing

On Wednesday, June 6th, the members of our group were anxious for the afternoon excursion, the Samba dance lesson. After hearing continually about the origin of Samba and its relation to Brazil’s culture and history, …

UWRio2018 Who are the lucky student participants?

This is Liliana Teniente, a fantastic human and roommate. She is from Madison, WI, and is attending the UW-Madison in pursuit of a major in International Studies and certificates in Development Economics and Gender and …

Our first impressions of Rio de Janeiro

On the first day of class we were asked to describe Rio in one word from what we had experienced and seen as of then. My initial thought was that it was a conglomerate city. …

都中文(All Chinese)

上海 Blog #33 二零一五年六月二十二号星期一 Monday June 22nd, 2015 Local Time: 10:30 Shanghai Time 我答应了我的美国朋友,我会写中文的博客的帖子。我现在在尝试。我希望我没有犯太多的错误。因为我们今天要回美国,所以我很伤心,很愁绪。虽然我想念我的美国朋友和家人,但是我也会想念上海和我的中国朋友们。我在中国参观了这么多地方比如苏州,茅山,杭州。此外,我遇到了这么多人,比如翟老师,马老师,邵老师, 梅老师,张老师,许悦,Arber, Barbra, Knox,还有其他人。他们都告诉了我一些上海的事情,并且帮了我练习了中文。我想同他们保持联系。我希望那是我们的缘分。我将要飞行十三个小时. 这太糟了!上海再见,我还会回来。现在,告别对我来说很难。 I promised my American friend that I would write a blog post in Chinese. I’m now trying …

Party with the Panda​

上海 Blog #32 二零一五年六月二十一号星期天 Sunday June 21st, 2015 Local Time: 23:48 Shanghai Time 许悦 showed up at my door this morning with a parting gift of nicely framed artwork that will stress me a bit …