So after lots of searching online and Zeno (and also D'Arcy) being SUPER SUPER helpful and lots of phone calls...I have plane tickets to come home for the summer! I will arrive at JFK on June 16th and will be heading back to Shanghai on August 28th.
I also called my parents who are on vacation right now. I called them at 2AM. To see if they would approve of me buying cheap plane tickets. Yeah. I realize now how stupid that is. This is roughly how the conversation went:
Me: Sorry to wake you up, but I just found pretty much the cheapest round trip plane tickets I've ever seen. I wanted to check with you two first before I saved a bunch of money. So, do you approve of cheap tickets?
Parents: You are a moron. We're going back to bed. Buy the tickets...moron.
Ok, ok...so they didn't actually call me a moron. But I feel really stupid. Nothing I can do about it now.
Finally, here is a cool picture my dad sent me of the shuttle launch that my mom and him saw yesterday in Florida.