Laker students, alumni, faculty & staff share their Global GVSU Story.
I studied abroad in Shanghai, China for six weeks in Summer 2018 with
GVSU's China Summer School program. It was faculty-led, and we really
got to experience what Chinese city life was like. I could talk
forever about how great it was to be able to jump on the metro and go
anywhere, eat at a different restaurant every day for lunch and
dinner, and pet all of the stray cats that the city provided food for.
I learned a lot about Chinese philosophy and living a slower lifestyle
even while in the city environment, and especially about the
importance of appreciating what is around you. The Taoist idea of
letting the river of life take you where it wants you to go really
influenced my time spent in Shanghai, surrounding cities, and briefly
Beijing. and changed how I live my life now. I am a more mindful and
curious person today because of my China Summer School adventure!
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