joined our projects in Weifang Foreign Languages School
Please you us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?
-we went to a hot pot place, it was amazing! The food was really good and all the volunteers seem to have enjoyed themselves!
-when I was playling splat with the kids! So easy to see their competitive spirit! They were smashing it by the end, it was really hard to see who "shoot" first!
-karaoke place! We went at a karaoke place in one evening.. so much fun!!
-having my day free – went and wondered in Weifang, got to see a small gard of the Qing family dinasty! Even if I did not understand a single word from the explanations, it was a beautiful scenery!
Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?
Lessons: the moment when everyone knew what they have to do and they would do it (and well!) would give me a lot of satisfaction!
cultural excursions: the fact they would like to know things about Romania!
outdoor activities: their energy!! we had loads of fun
How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?
I have become more patient – not only with kids but in general – it's not easy to wait in a queue for one hour and a half when it feels like it's 45 Celsius degrees…
I have learnt more about teaching! I have learnt more about what the kids find exciting, when do they get bored and how to avoid this.
It made me so much more curious about Asian culture!
I've also learnt that I should've appreciated my teachers more!
What was the best thing about your experience in China?
The best thing is surprinsingly (but not very) how awesome is to work with the kids! They genuiely bring a lot of energy and you can have so much fun with them! Also it's really nice to see they are willing to learn English!
Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?
DEFINITELY! Not only you get a grip of the Chinese culture (which is so damn vast that you feel really small once there!), but you get to meet amazing foreign volunteers and have a brilliant time with a bunch of kids which are full of energy and can't wait to spend time with you!