NYU Shanghai's Arielle Feldshon has spent part of her final semester out in Sichuan, working (and having coffee breaks) with Habitat for Humanity China.
Kate Ray explores the holy Buddhist island of Putuoshan; Brianna Paolicelli discusses the finer points of international convenience store cuisine as sampled in Taipei; Graham Bannon is pleased to discover that Chengdu drivers stop for pedestrians and considers "civilized" behavior vis-a-vis same-sex hand-holding; and Kevin Wong shares an excerpt from his Sichuan Relief Mission journal.
With the NYU Sichuan Relief Mission Team hitting the road in approximately two weeks, Brian Kang reflects on the first fundraiser, the Ping Pong tournament that was held in March.
by Ankita Chaudhary Day 1 We walked into our hotel room to discover that the bathroom had glass walls and a curtain for a door. Other than this oddity the hotel was cute. Paper cranes hung from the ceiling in the hallways, which were veranda fashioned. There were bright colors everywhere to compensate for the dreary Chengdu […]
NYU Sichuan Relief Mission student volunteers are raising money to build a new school in earthquake-stricken Beichuan, a Sichuan county that has been largely evacuated because of safety concerns since the disastrous 2008 earthquake.