Friday August 17, 2001

Hello from Beijing! This will be the last update from China, as I won't be able to bring the computer with me on the Silk Road trip. Back in the States, I will post pictures from the Silk Road trip as well as from our last few days in Beijing.

The last week here has been hectic but enjoyable. The students were extremely busy finishing their projects for Professor Sehrt's class and preparing for their last Chinese test. They presented their final projects in class on Tuesday, which were very impressive. On Thursday morning, the students capped off the quarter's Chinese classes with some hilarious skits. And finally, last night, Dartmouth treated the students, teachers, and BNU administrators to dinner at an excellent Chinese restaurant.

A few of the students have already left for home and it is hard to believe that our time here is almost over; it went incredibly fast! So long from Beijing!