Oluwaseun Adetayo: Final Summary Plus3 China!

I have been home for a while now and I have been postponing writing this final entry because it’ll mean Plus3 China is officially over. I am very happy to be home but I also miss being in China and the learning experience that I received. I cannot say this enough: I am very grateful…

The Yu Garden is Be-Yu-tiful

Today, Friday May 19 is our last full day in China  and I am having mixed feelings. I’m sad to go and I’ll miss China but at the same time I am happy to go because I’ll see my family. We went to Yu Garden today and it was so so beautiful. I took so…

Companies on companies, glasses on glasses

Today we visited two companies: TE connectivity and DuPont. Neither company started in China so it’s pretty cool to hear about how international companies came to China and how successfully they are. The TE connectivity visit was pretty unique to all our other company visits. Instead of an office, it was a plant. I’ve never…

Are we there yet?

Once again, I didn’t wake up in time to eat breakfast. But it’s cool, I ate a snack on the bus that I had bought the night before. We went to yangshan port and it was about a 2 hour bus ride. During a big chunk of the ride, we gained information about logistics from…

University Visit, H&M, and Mexican Food

I keep waking up later and later each day and end up not eating breakfast. The was the same during the school year because I had 8ams and I went from waking up at 6:45 at the beginning of the semester to 7:35 by the end of the semester. I need to wake up because…

I HEART SHANGHAI

W left Xi’an early in the morning and took the high speed train for 6 hours to Shanghai. We had about 30 mins of settling down into the hotel (our room was the nicest and biggest that we’ve had since in China) and then we went to the Shanghai Modern History Museum. Here we saw…

I learned how to ride a bike…again

Today we visited the terra cotta warriors. Most of them are still being reconstructed and it’ll take about 500 more years for all of them to be done. This is the site I believe we got the most stares. People tried to be slick about that pictures but it was still very obvious. Some people…

They are so cute

Today we went to the children’s village as a service learning experience. The childrens village houses kids from age 3-20 whose parents are in jail and there is no one to look after them. It’s funded by the government and donations from the public. The asia insititute, the organization that is hosting our study abroad…

298 km/hr towards Xi’an

We left the hotel at Beijing today at 6am. It was very early so good thing I had a lot of rest the night before. We took the bus to the train station. At any crowded place where you have to wait in line, the older people here are impatient and don’t want to wait…

Day 4: Historical Sites !

We visited the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. I’m not a big fan of history but visiting these sites was pretty cool. I learned about the different dynasties and emperors and how the area was forbidden to commoners. It is also really big, like a city. Hence the name, forbidden city. There were…

One day, 2 Companies

Today we visited 2 Companies, Cheetah Mobile and Microsoft. 1. Cheetah Mobile is a 6 year old company. It is a world leading company for utility apps. During the site visit the CEO talked about how they became as big as they are now. We were also engaged in a very informational Q&A session. A…

Day one: Beijing here I am!

Today was the first full day in Beijing, Monday May 8th. But before I get into what we did today, I want to give background information on my struggles lately haha. So first, before the semester ended my laptop screen cracked and stopped functioning well. I had to bring my tablet with me on this…

Meet Plus3 China 2017!

Welcome to the China Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Each year, a group of freshman engineering and business students will conduct a 2-week field study in several cities China. The field study includes company visits, sightseeing, and lectures in China, and the students will learn about international dimensions of engineering, business, and culture. Each student will…