Pratik Khetia joined our projects at Weifang Foreign Languages School and Dahuwai School (Yangshuo) in summer 2017. Please read on to view their feedback:
Could you please tell us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?
The whole trip was amazing and an incredible experience. My favorite part was my 4 weeks in Yangshuo, a place which I now love. The amazing scenery and the activity camps were more than I could ask for and it was amazing. Something which I wish I can do again if possible.
Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?
In Yangshuo, rock climbing was especially fun due to the place we were located in and the amazing scenery. However, the moment/moments which was my highlight was the island activity in Yangshuo. It was a fun activity for everyone involved in one of the most amazing places on earth.
How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?
It has impacted me greatly, I now want to travel and continue exploring the world and also helping students around the world to learn English. It has also vastly improved my self-confidence, as you are placed in a new environment and have to find new friends. Travelling abroad can be difficult to do by yourself, and this experience has allowed me to gain much more experience and maturity. Consequently those 6 weeks were possibly up there with the best weeks I have had.
What was the best thing about your experience in China?
The overall experience place-to-place was the best. My favorite part of china is undoubtedly Yangshuo, however seeing the Great Wall and Forbidden City was also memorable.
Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?
100% it was the best time of my life, if possible i would do it again because of how unique China is and how welcoming and friendly the Chinese people were.