Thomas Nicholls joined our projects at Melon Language School in Jiaozhou in the summer of 2017. Please read on to view their feedback:

Please can you tell us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?

Definitely all the time spent with the other Gotoco participants, as well as some of the trips we took on the weekend with our students, such as traveling to Qingdao or Laoshan.

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

I loved teaching my high-school class – a group of really clever, interesting and inquisitive students.

How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?

I now have a much greater insight into what it is to be a teacher, and have had an experience of Chinese culture that I’ll never forget.

What was the best thing about your experience in China?

Definitely the food. Despite getting slightly ill early on in the trip I still ate about my body weight in food every day.

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

Of course! If you want to experience China and also try your hand at teaching, there’s no better program.