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Final interaction with Mao 5/10/2013

Today was my last video interaction with Mao. However, I’ve decided to keep in contact and have weekly interactions with Mao this summer because I found this experience to be incredibly rewarding. In this short clip of our 2 hour … Continue reading

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Interaction 4 — 5/3/2013

Here is another short clip of our chat. In China, I found it interesting that students attend Law school as undergraduates. Law school in America is strictly for graduate students. This difference in our culture caught my attention, as did … Continue reading

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E-Mail Conversation 4/26/2013

This week I was unable to talk to Mao over FaceTime, but we had the opportunity to e-mail back and forth. The following e-mail is one that I received from Mao: hi,gab~today some guests will come to my house to … Continue reading

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Second talk with Mao! 4/19/2013

My second meeting with Mao was just as interesting as our first. While we continued to have a conversation that flowed, this time I stopped Mao to correct her on her pronunciation of words. Additionally, I focused on the way … Continue reading

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First chat with Mao 4/12/2013

On April 12, I had the opportunity to Skype with a 20-year-old college student from Shanghai. Our conversation was very pleasant and we became very good friends. As a linguistics major, I went into this conversation wanting to focus on … Continue reading

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Awaiting my first Skype/FaceTime conversation.

In only 5 days, I will begin my weekly chats with a student in Shanghai over either Skype or FaceTime. We will converse about different topics from festivals/holidays to food to career interests and goals to social responsibilities. This will … Continue reading

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