Monday, June 29, 2009

June 26-28th: Final Days in China

We spent our last few days in China packing, sleeping, shopping, and hanging our with our newly made friends in China. We had no more work, classes or tours, and most students branched off to relax in their own way.

Our only offical events were our two going-away parties.

On Friday, Tianjin Normal University gave us an offical Closing Ceremony to celebrate the conclusion of our partnership.

First, officals from TNU and UM gave a few speeches.

Next, some U of M and TNU did some performances.

And of course, we taught the Chinese officals the Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle.

In turn, TNU presented us with farewell gifts...beautiful group photographs and adorable plush panda bears!

On Sunday evening, we had our own private going away party.

We celebrated with cake and pizza (a often craved food over the past month)

We gave gifts to each other, and viewed some of our favorite pictures and memories.

Finally, we shared some GIEU love, and said our goodbyes.

We will be heading to the airport in the morning.

See you back in the States!

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