Southampton student Pascal spent one month in summer 2018 volunteering as an English teacher in Beijing.
The program was a great experience for personal growth and learning. It was well organised even with some difficulties at the start and upon arriving, the organisers did well to get us settled.
Teaching the kids was exciting and challenging at times but always rewarding.
Yes, it beats any other summer camp programme I know of and is a good experience.
A lot of personal development, improved mandarin and better understanding of Chinese culture.
There were many transferable skills but most notably interpersonal skills when working with groups or transfering information.
The Bonfire Nights and emotional goodbyes!