Tag Archives: International Internships

Blake holds a crab; crab on plate

Sushi, Sashimi, and Shrimp at the Shangri La

Because Chinese New Year officially begins on 2.18.2015, many of our new friends are preparing to fly home for the holiday. As a treat and a thank-you from the YMCA,…

Blake teaches an older lady English

Finding Community in Lianhua

  Every Tuesday and Thursday for the past two weeks, Hannah and I have been instructing English at the YMCA/YWCA Lianhua Community Center. Our projects have mostly been directed towards…

edible decorations; children making a candy poster

Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home, literally. Warning: There will be many puns   My stay in Chengdu, China keeps getting sweeter and sweeter as the days go by. Popular department store IFS…

Blake with pandas

Visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

  The Chengdu Research Base of giant panda breeding is a hot spot for tourists in the Sichuan Province of China. Because of the cute and cuddly appearance of the…

Taylor Kickbush next to sign "Love Never Fails"

Cheers, from London!

I would have never imagined being in the city of London at this point in my life. Beautiful Victorian architecture, famous street art, bustling underground tubes (subways), 200 acre parks, double…

2 girls standing at the Great Wall of China

Beijing and the Amazing Experiences!

This past week, Kirstie and I visited Beijing with Lu from the YMCA/YWCA. We were so busy while we were there, but it was well worth it. When we first…