joined our projects in Zhuoyue English College
Please you us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?
I really enjoyed spending time with the students outside of classes including when we had a water fight with some of the children by the river at sunset. I also enjoyed seeing other parts of China during a weekend excursion to Guilin and the Rice Terraces.
Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?
A highlight of the lessons was preparing for the plays at the end of week and it was really rewarding to watch the students perform the play that they had been working so hard on. I also really enjoyed the cultural excursions – most notably the afternoon we spent doing pottery and the time when the children were tasked with catching fish in a rice paddy.
How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?
I feel that the overall experience made me more independent and confident in my own abilities.
What was the best thing about your experience in China?
The best thing about my experience in China was getting to know the individual children and their quirks and qualities. It was also incredible to experience life in a country that is so different from my own.
Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?
Yes, I would. I think it was a great learning experience where I learnt to be more independent and I also got a chance to see a part of the world that I might not otherwise have done.