Excited to Continue My Travels in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2018-10-18

As an overseas student from the g-MEO Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad, Katherine Kurylko studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, Florham campus. Something peculiar about her is that she is an American, Peruvian and Ukrainian. Here is what she wrote about her experience since she came to Chengdu this autumn.
This Study Abroad experience has been both exciting and strangely difficult. I've been traveling all over Chengdu by learning how to use the metro by means of my new Chinese friends, Olivia and Christina. Every young person I have met has been so inviting. They free up their schedule and always offer to take us out to see the sites and even help us with mundane things like helping us find a supermarket or connect to the Internet.
I've been seeing things that remind me of my childhood growing up in Peru, which are so similar to Chengdu that I still do double takes. The fresh food available at local stalls makes me feel fantastic because they have the mini bananas and quail eggs that are both difficult to find and expensive in the U.S. which I grew up eating as a little girl. The streets are even set up the same way, with stores attached to homes run by family members alongside international businesses. Even the way People's Park is used by Chengdu citizens is similar, with their food street vendors (that double as food artisans) and public music performances by locals fills me with nostalgia and a drive to see if I can find any other similarities.
I've also loved people watching here, which I'm not too fond of in the U.S. The women here have such an elegant and sophisticated style that I would love to emulate someday. Everywhere I go and see women riding bikes and just stepping out for the day in clothes that I would wear to church or an interview. Aside from that I'm always floored by the history that surrounds me, which makes sense since I'm a history major, but I get to see others enjoy it alongside me.

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