Alysha Patel joined our projects in Dongguan Winnerway Group (Richmond)
Please you us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?
Getting to know my students made the teaching itself really enjoyable. The Yangshuo trip was stunning.
Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?
The students' trip to the science museum and day out were enjoyable activities for the children and provided good topics to talk about in class the following days.
How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?
I would say its helped me grow in confidence and learn to be more flexible to changing plans.
What was the best thing about your experience in China?
Meeting everyone was the best part of the trip – spending time with fellow university students, living with them and meeting the Chinese teaching assistants and all the students. It was a very friendly atmosphere.
Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?
I would recommend the trip as a great learning experience, although I would probably not recommend it if it was to be in Dongguan again. The whole premise was to be able to teach and explore China but there was very little in the way of cultural activities to do in Dongguan and little chance to explore much else. Yangshuo however was lovely.