Leah, studying Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, spent a busy five weeks across several EduCamp programs.
How was your experience on the programs?
Starting in Beijing, I enjoyed a homestay week before joining EduCamp Beijing. This was followed by one week volunteering on EduCamp Shijiazhuang before joining the Shanghai homestay taster week then travelling extensively around China afterwards!
I had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed experiencing Chinese culture.
Would you recommend the program to a friend and why?
I’d definitely recommend the program as a way to experience Chinese culture! I particularly enjoyed sightseeing with my host family.
I learnt a lot about Chinese culture and developed my teaching skills. The experiences was also helpful in improving my confidence talking to large groups.
What advice would you give to EduCampers next year?
Be prepared for some communication difficulties but it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about Chinese culture!