Charles Bollig

Attending:U. of Colorado, Denver
Studying in Taiwan (Spring)
Da jia hao! Wo shi Charles, laizi Denver, Colorado. Hello, everybody! My name is Charles. I’m from Denver, Colorado. Currently, I’m studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Denver. At any given time, you will likely find me in one of two places: the engineering computer lab on the UCD campus, “zoned in” to some complicated engineering project, or at my kickboxing gym.
Living outside of a “comfort zone” opens the mind and heart, allowing personal development and growth within an individual. The opportunity to study abroad is priceless, beyond measure. To me, this is particularly true. Believe it or not, I lived in China for a short period of time. While there, I learned the language and became enthralled with the culture, people, and pace of life. I came back to the U.S. to study, but I always knew that I would make my way back to that area of the world, one day.
Well, that day is nigh! I plan to study abroad in Taipei, Taiwan at National Taiwan University during the Spring and Fall of 2016. While in Taiwan, I will be attending classes following my regular engineering curriculum, but with a twist: The majority of my classes will be taught in Mandarin! Fun stuff, right!? I’m excitedly anticipating, once again, being immersed in Chinese culture (The food! Oh, man!). For me, being able to study in Mandarin will be an invaluable experience towards the direction I want to dedicate my life. For now, this planet is the only one the human race can exist upon. For humanity to survive into the future, the perceived boundaries that separate groups of people must erode. Humans must come together despite language barriers and other minor 'gaps' that hinder mutual understanding. I see my future role in helping to 'bridge those gaps.'

Journal Entries By Charles

Post Program Update

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Aug 25th 2016

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Taiwan – WuLai

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Posted on May 15th 2016

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Taiwan – Animals!

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Posted on May 03rd 2016

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Taiwan – Random Street Occurrences

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Apr 26th 2016

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Taiwan – Tainan Pizza Party!

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Apr 16th 2016

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Taiwan – Tainan Visit

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Apr 10th 2016

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Taiwan – KTV

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Apr 03rd 2016

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Taiwan – Religion and Temples

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Mar 27th 2016

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Taiwan – Restaurant Opening and Entrepreneurs

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Mar 21st 2016

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Taiwan – Back to School

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Mar 11th 2016

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Taiwan – Settling In

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Mar 04th 2016

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Taiwan – Chinese New Year

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Feb 27th 2016

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Harbin – Shenanigans

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Feb 20th 2016

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Harbin – Ice Festival!

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Feb 13th 2016

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Harbin – It’s cold….

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Feb 07th 2016

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Beijing – A Reintroduction

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Jan 27th 2016

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Beijing – Rapidly Developing Megalopolis

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Jan 20th 2016

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Hong Kong – A Land Apart

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Jan 20th 2016

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Pre-Departure

Scholar: Charles Bollig

Posted on Dec 27th 2015

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