Sam Weston joined our projects in Jinan and Zhengzhou in summer 2017. Please read on to view his feedback:
Could you please tell us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?
My most enjoyable moments were those spent doing group teacher activities. Bonding over an evening meal was a good way to break the ice between the staff. I also enjoyed all the opportunitises to learn more about the Chinese students as individuals.
Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?
The highlights for me were inside the classroom and interacting with the students. Being able to help the students progress with their English was very rewarding.
How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?
The experience has provided me with better management skills and furthered my ability to lead.
What was the best thing about your experience in China?
Meeting and interacting with the Chinese, my perception of the country completely changed after the trip.
Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?
Absolutely, I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. I would recommend because it is an interesting experience which stretches you in every way. It also puts you into contact with the local culture that would be impossible by just travelling through.