Tag Archives: Chinese language

Look Like a Local: China

Feature - Wednesday, 17 April 2013 - 1 Comment

China by Dainis Matisons

China used to be a traditional, conservative country that held conformity in high regards. While tradition and uniting with some sort of group, even if it’s just family, are still valued in China, younger generations have become much more fascinated with Western culture. Today, Western trends are just as popular…


Blog of the Week: The Lost Traveler

Blog of the Week - Friday, 18 May 2012 - 0 Comments

The Lost Traveler Blog

It’s Friday — and time for GoAbroad’s Blog of the Week! This week’s selection is: The Lost Traveler This week’s blog, The Lost Traveler, is the creation of Colin Desko, a student of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The Lost Traveler documents Colin’s time abroad in Hong Kong throughout an academic…


Tibetan Treasure: The Unforgettable Beauty of Namtso Lake

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Lhasa, Tibet

Today on the GoAbroad Blog, we feature a guest post from international education professional, Tom Hopkins, of Minds Abroad! His newest post takes readers into the mountains of Tibet, where Namtso Lake is “as old as the dinosaurs.” This Tibetan marvel of landscape offers world travelers a taste of culture and…


Exploring Western Hill Forest Park – A Marvel of Chinese History!

GoAbroad Contributor - Wednesday, 11 April 2012 - 0 Comments

Lake Dianchi in Western Hill Forest Park

Today on the GoAbroad Blog, we feature a second guest post from international education professional, Tom Hopkins, of Minds Abroad! If you’re on the lookout to learn about interesting places in China, the Western Hill Forest Park is not to be missed! This unique and historical treasure boasts everything from natural landscapes to…


Guest Post: Speaking “Spandarish,” Coffeepot Cooking, & Dim Sum Dating as a Jamaican in China

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Wednesday, 22 February 2012 - 14 Comments

Guest Post, Walt Goodridge, Spandarish

Today on the GoAbroad Blog, we feature of a guest post from Walt F.J. Goodridge, author of  The Jamaican in China blog. During his time living abroad in China, Walt learned a great many things about himself and Chinese culture. We are pleased to share some of these experiences with GoAbroad readers….


International Mother Language Day: Celebrating Linguistic & Cultural Diversity

Feature - Tuesday, 21 February 2012 - 0 Comments

World Travler, International Mother Language Day

Happy International Mother Language Day! Since February 2000, this holiday has been celebrated and recognized around the world to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism. According to The United Nations: “the date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of…


Blog of the Week: A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai

Blog of the Week - Friday, 19 August 2011 - 2 Comments

GoAbroad Blog of the Week

Every week GoAbroad features an abroad-related blog as our selection for Blog of the Week. The featured blog has been chosen because it features interesting and well-written abroad or travel-related experiences. GoAbroad is dedicated to providing unique and interesting travel information, and we’re excited to be bringing new resources to…


Top 7 Types of Internships by Field of Study

Feature - Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 3 Comments

Photography Internship Abroad

Have you ever considered an international internship? With many economies struggling to recover from unemployment rates, internships have quickly become go-to opportunities for students. When you combine an internship with traveling abroad, it enriches your travels with practical working experience. So what are the kinds of internships in which students are…


Celebrate International Youth Day!

Feature - Thursday, 11 August 2011 - 0 Comments

Sometimes it takes the smallest voice to make the biggest difference. International Youth Day — August 12 every year — is right around the corner, and as day that draws attention to worldwide youth issues, there is no better time to make your voice heard! With issues ranging from education to…


Top 10 Study Abroad Destinations for 2011

Feature - Monday, 1 August 2011 - 4 Comments

World Atlas

Ever wondered what study abroad destinations travelers are searching for on GoAbroad? Today we’re featuring the top ten most popular study abroad destinations, based on how many users searched for a particular country on GoAbroad.com. Whether you’re interested in perfecting your Italian language skills, exploring the Australian Outback or studying ancient…