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Ellen Pfehl

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?

Definitely!


Why Join Us

GO TO A NEW COUNTRY!

Discover a new country, travel the world to explore captivating cultures and beautiful geographies! "Learn a new language and get a new soul"

GO TO GET FUNDED!

Why pay to take part when we offer participation, accommodation, meals, TEFL and a holiday at the end for funded or free?

GO TO TEACH!

Gain valuable experience and a TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) teaching certificate

GO TO TRAVEL!

Become versed in local culture through immersive long-stay engagement on one of our projects, before taking a short holiday at end to see the best local sites!

GO TO LEARN!

Discover a new country: learn a language, have a go at local cultural activities, try fantastic food!

GO TO MAKE FRIENDS!

Make friends for life with your students, teaching assistants, local people, and your fellow Gotoco-ers!