Monthly Archives: January 2013

Closing Thoughts (Dr. Puncky Heppner)

Walking Ten Thousand Miles to see the Moon on the Other Side.  We are back from a powerful, poignant, and for many of us, a life changing journey to Taiwan. As one of the instructors for this year’s immersion and also … Continue reading

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Closing Thoughts (Dr. Kenneth Wang)

Facilitating the CCIP has been a great experience for me both professionally and personally.  It was a rare occasion where groups of people from my two worlds intersected – Taiwanese people with whom I grew up with and my US students … Continue reading

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Day 10 (Jessica)

As we wrap up our immersion program in Taiwan, I have been reflecting on how members of the CCIP program and I have learned and grown through this cross-cultural experience. The question I find myself focusing on today, however, is … Continue reading

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Day 9 (Samantha)

Today we travelled to the beautiful city of Hulien. In a two-hour train ride, we left Taipei City, traveled through the countryside and arrived in Hualien on the eastern side of Taiwan.  Then we took a bus to National Dong Hwa University … Continue reading

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Day 8 (Liz)

Spending the last ten days in Taiwan has been a life changing experience, and one that I have been looking forward to for quite some time. However, it feels quite impossible to communicate the power and lifelong impact of this … Continue reading

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Day 7 (Stephanie)

Over the past two nights I have had the wonderful opportunity to stay at a home stay with my new friend Tzu-Yang and his family. It makes me smile to reflect back on how I felt and where I was … Continue reading

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Day 6 (Dominique)

It’s difficult to know what to expect from a cultural immersion, as it does not necessarily imply that you will come to new realizations or learn anything at all. My understanding is that I had to be active and intentional … Continue reading

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Day 5 (Marvyn)

I have been in Taiwan for exactly two weeks today – though it feels as if I have been here for at least a month. I decided to travel to Taiwan before the cross-cultural immersion program began to explore southern … Continue reading

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Day 4 (Kristina)

Yesterday I had the opportunity to read a letter that I wrote to myself a few weeks prior to our departure date to Taiwan. Now that I have been in Taiwan nearly a week I have found that many of … Continue reading

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Day 3 (Danielle)

Prior to traveling to Taiwan, my journey began overseas in Thailand where I spent 10 full days exploring a new country with three other students. Traveling up and down coastal boarders and through inland cities, I found myself quickly adapting … Continue reading

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Day 2 (Gigi)

It is a special experience for me to do the cultural immersion trip with all the American classmates because Taiwan is my home country. I have been studying in MU for two and half years. Before the trip, I was … Continue reading

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Day 1 (Feihan)

I’ve been in Taiwan for over a week. When I was on the airplane, I was so anxious that I’ve watched 7 movies to avoid thinking about going to Taiwan. As a Chinese student, the sensitive relationship between China and … Continue reading

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Day 1 (Sarah)

My cultural journey to Taiwan began a few days before I met up with the CCIP group yesterday evening. I traveled to Taipei before the group arrived and did a bit of traveling around the country with another student. The … Continue reading

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