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Gabriel Wacks

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Hi! My name is Gabriel Wacks, and you found my bio! I'm from Skokie, Illinois, which is a quaint suburb north of Chicago. I'm a Junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where I study East Asian Languages and Cultures with a concentration in Chinese (Mandarin) and a minor in history (because who needs employable skills?) This semester, I'm studying in Shanghai on the 21st Century City program, courtesy of the Alliance for Global Education. I'll be studying Chinese, Politics, and Chinese Domestic and Foreign Policy. Join me as I stumble through Shanghai, China's largest city, attempting to master the Chinese language, meet exciting, new people, and make Shanghai my home. (Or watch me fail comically for your amusement.)

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Apr 15

Shanghaied, Chapter 8 (Field Study Trip, Part 1): Time is a Relative Thing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Apr 03

Shanghaied, Chapter 7: I Still Haven't Packed Yet

We’re heading out tomorrow evening on a flight to northwestern China

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Mar 26

Shanghaied, Chapter 6: Poodles Wearing Vests

     Before any further discussion can be had on life in Shanghai, there is one important topic that much be addressed. That topic is dogs. Wearing clothes.

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Mar 19

Shanghaied, Chapter 5: The Not-So-Great Wall of China

As a Westerner in China, you’re a sort of oddity, and in many cities, most people have never seen a Westerner up close.

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ABOUT Gabriel Wacks

SCHOOL:

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

MAJOR:

East Asian Languages and Cultures

LOCATION:

Shanghai, China

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