Ellen Pfefl

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Ellen Pfefl, Oxford University

Ellen joined our programme in the town of Yangshuo in the summer of 2014, please read on for her feedback.


Can you tell me about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?

I really enjoyed the outdoor activities when we got to spend time with the kids outside of the classroom. I really enjoyed having a water fight in the river near Dahuwai and hiking through a cave occupied by the Chinese during World War II.

Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?

I thought exploring the caves was great and I really enjoyed seeing the rice terraces.

How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?

I gained invaluable experience teaching English as a foreign language and teaching young children generally. I also learned a great deal about Chinese culture and customs.

What was the best thing about your experience in China?

The scenery around Yangshuo was absolutely beautiful; it is something I will never forget.

Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?