Studied Abroad: Asian Life and Culture, Chinese
Studied In: China, Yunnan Province
My name is Mark Handelman, and I am a Senior History major from Bethesda, MD. During the spring semester of 2008 I studied abroad in China’s Yunnan Province. The program (through Students for International Training) focused on language study and examined China’s minority cultures. I lived in Yunnan’s capital, Kunming, for the majority of the program, on top of extensive travel throughout the rest of the province. Two weeks were spent living with a home stay family in Kunming for the true urban experience, followed by a week long home stay visit with a rural family in the remote Shaaxi Valley. The semester was a fulfilling and eye-opening encounter with the Far East. Adjusting to new cultures and making life-long friends with locals is something I hope everyone at Rhodes may experience.
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