The day before our four-day Labor Day weekend, our entire IES Abroad program had a BBQ at 顾村公园 (Gucun Park). It was the perfect day to have the BBQ because it was the first sunny day in a while! So what exactly do you eat at a Chinese BBQ? Surely, not the good steak I typically get at home, but rather, chuanr 串. Chuanr is exactly what the character looks like, food on a stick. We barbecued various meats and vegetables.
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Aloha! Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Natalie Lau currently attends Villanova University in Pennsylvania. She is a sophomore pursuing a double major in Finance and International Business and a minor in Chinese Studies. Natalie loves playing the cello, tap dancing, singing, photography, swimming, and (of course) hanging out at the beach. Studying abroad in Shanghai, China has been Natalie's long time goal and she is so excited for this wonderful opportunity to fully immerse herself in to Chinese culture. Her goals during this semester abroad is to attain a high level of fluency in Mandarin and grasp a better understanding of the Chinese business culture. She is extremely excited to experience a new learning environment and create new relationships!</span></p>