Sarah Barsky joined our projects in Wenzhou Middle School
Please you us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?
My most enjoyable parts of the trip were when my students actually tried and then lit up when I said they got it right. My absolute favorite part was when one of the boys said that I gave him the confidence to speak.
Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?
I really enjoyed the lessons where the kids got to be hands on with their projects.
How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?
I would say the experience opened my eyes up to a whole new culture. It also taught me how to be flexible with my plans.
What was the best thing about your experience in China?
I think the best thing about my experience in China were the people I met and have remained in contact with.
Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?
No, I would not. If this were paid (or at least the flight reimbursed), or the TEFL certification process more stream lined and easier to access then I might. As it was, it feels like I was used to teach on my own dime and then no assistance was given to then get the benefits of the program.