Following in the footsteps of fellow blogger Kelly Xiayu Jin‘s pet project of uniting together a college blogs, Dan Wasyluk has reinvigorated the movement with: The College Blog Network. I have joined up as the first representative from Middlebury College. While there is certainly a small Middlebury blogging community, it continues to grow with more and more students abroad creating blogs.
It’s a little tough to get a good picture of a place, or a study abroad program, from just one source so here are a few other China experiences:
Sarah Kirk (Fall 2007) – Stranger Speaks Eight Ways
Stefan Claypool (Fall 2007) – Chinese Diary
Mairead Harris (Spring 2008) – Hexiaoman
Liz Pogust (Spring 2008) – Penglisha
Andrew Seid (Fall/Winter 2007) – Andrew Seid
I often tell people in China about how in America, Chinese is a “hot” language along with Arabic. Here’s a quick peek at an Arabic student’s life in Egypt from my friend, Caitlin Maxwell: Caitlin in Egypt.