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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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MU Group Photo

This is a group photo that we took on December 7th, 2012 at Mizzou.  This was the last time we met as a group at MU prior to our departure.  Our CCIP kickoff dinner will be in Taipei on January … Continue reading

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Map of Taiwan

This is a map of Taiwan …  We will be spending most of our time in Taipei at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). We will also head to the east coast to visit Hualien and National Dong Hwa University … Continue reading

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