Lehigh Valley student will blog study experience from China

Roughly 20 Penn State students, most from the Lehigh Valley campus, depart on Thursday, May 19 for a short-term study abroad experience in Beijing, China (see previous story, "Faculty collaborate to create global citizens"). Led by two Penn State Lehigh Valley professors, the students will spend two weeks studying communication and business topics at the Capitol University of Economics and Business, as well as tour some of the historical and cultural highlights of the emerging world power. While there, one Lehigh Valley student, D. Samuel Greene, will blog about his and fellow classmates' experience.

In fact, Greene, a sophomore in energy business and finance, has already logged a pre-trip entry detailing why he has chosen to chronicle the experience in a blog and what he hopes to learn in China.

"I have always wanted to study abroad, but with my school/work schedule I didn’t really feel impelled to spend an entire semester abroad. However, this opportunity popped into my life, and it was too difficult to pass up," said Greene. "Since this is my first international experience, I am obviously excited about the road that lies ahead [including] who I will meet, the friendships I will form, and personal experiences I [will] gain…"

To read about Greene's experience, visit http://expressstudyabroadchina.wordpress.com online. Greene's blog also will be accessible from the Penn State Lehigh Valley homepage (www.lv.psu.edu) beginning on May 19.

For more information, contact University Relations at 610-285-5018.
 

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Last Updated May 18, 2011