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Please you us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?
The greatest moments of the trip were both inside and outside of the school classrooms. It was fantastic experience to see the kids develop their language and hear so many heart-warming words from them. Also I very much enjoyed living with other volunteers, spending days off with them and Chinese staff from our school. From a group of strangers we became a family 🙂
Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?
Programme allowed me to get to know China not as a tourist, but to see actual lives, traditions and habits of Chinese people. I loved learning how to make a kung fu tea and learning about cultural differences between our countries from Chinese teachers, students and friends.
How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?
I grew in a lot of patience and definitely will have even more respect for the role of a teacher. Furthermore, I've truly learned a lot about China and it's people, made plenty of great friends both from UK and China and lived the great adventure I was really hoping for!
What was the best thing about your experience in China?
Living with other volunteers, VIP classes with students during which I could teach about the culture and answer any questions that they asked and indescribable help and friendliness from all the Chinese people that I've met during my stay!!!
Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?
YES! Even though that kids were sometimes hard to control the experience of having a group of students that look up to you was simply amazing and I had a lot of fun teaching. Gotoco programmes are perfect opportunities to experience China to the fullest and meet great people! If you like to spend your time actively, it's a perfect place for you.