Image by Christian Santillo
NAME Andrew Retallick ’14
HOMETOWN West Hartford, Conn.
AREAS OF STUDY Chinese major
WHERE HE’S STUDYING Beijing Institute of Education in Beijing
WHY HE CHOSE CHINA “I chose to study abroad in China not only to achieve fluency in Mandarin Chinese, but also to obtain a solid understanding of Chinese mannerisms, customs and ways of life.”
WHAT HE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “Meeting and getting to know people from a completely different background and culture and learning from them to appreciate their view of the world. Also, while Chinese New Year can be a good time in my hometown, I have to believe that it’s slightly more exciting with the Great Wall in the background!”
WHY HE’S BLOGGING “I want to give students (and anyone else interested) a snapshot of what studying and living in modern China is like. I also want to report on all that 21st century China has to offer (I will do my best to try everything!). In addition, I want to have this blog to keep a record of my experiences abroad.”
Holy Cross Alumna Offers Timely Take on Race, Bias Onstage
College of the Holy Cross graduate Valerie Curtis-Newton ’81 was recently spotlighted in StarTribune, the principle newspaper of Minneapolis, Minn., for her role as...05/20/16
‘A striking rise for Rivers School grad at Holy Cross’
The Boston Globe recently spotlighted College of the Holy Cross student-athlete Brendan King ’17, a pitcher for the baseball team advancing to the Patriot League...05/03/16
Holy Cross Ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ List of Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges
The College of the Holy Cross ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ list of Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges. For this ranking, Forbes looked at U.S. colleges and universities “that...