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Please you us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?
The most enjoyable part of my trip was going to a new country that I knew almost nothing about. I never imagined that I would be teaching English to Chinese children in such a different environment. I was able to experience the life of a real Chinese citizen.
Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?
I really enjoyed what the town Lisui had to offer. There were many activities to choose from and everyone was so friendly and helpful. I enjoyed trekking mountains and hills as there were so many on offer to climb. I also attended many cultural tea night and dinners where I was able to experience their culture.
How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?
Overall the experience has helped me become a confident and social person who looks forward to trying new experiences. Coming to China and teaching children English was out of my comfort zone but I proved to myself that I can do it. The trip also showed me that I can travel by myself and that I can be independent.
What was the best thing about your experience in China?
The best thing about this trip was the amazing group of people that supported me during my time in Lishui. I worked with lovely staff who had a great passion towards children and teaching. I managed to learn so many new methods that I will carry to my future practise. My host family were also amazing at giving me the most comfortable experience and treating me as their own. Without them, it wouldn't have been so great.
Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?
I would definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wants to teach or just try something brave. I didnt know what to expect from trip and had so many new experiences that I have never seen before.