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The Amazing Realities of Chinese College Life

We’re consistently impressed with how well Buzzfeed’s writers understand and express diverse cultural experiences. This recent piece on the excitement all Chinese women and men feel when they first enter college by Beimeng Fu is no exception.

Everyone can relate to the feeling of living independently for the first time, meeting new people your age every day, and eating whatever you want, whenever you want. But our Chinese friends get a few seriously unique experiences on top of that:

1) The best street food in the world
2) Queues to enter the library that start before sunrise
3) (Illegal) hot pot cooking parties in your dorm

Check out all 39 unique cultural experiences of the Chinese college student here.

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