We began our Friday teaching at the preschool. We did our weekly routine of getting to the school half an hour early to gather our materials and be ready to teach. Shanti and I got to work with the 7 year olds at the primary school. I did a couple of adjustments in my lesson due to the much older age group and the students seemed to enjoy it!
For lunch, some of us decided to try a new cafeteria on campus. I think we all agreed that we liked that it had more food options than the other cafeteria. But, I think the real reason we liked it was because we were able avoid the steep and never-ending stairs that we dread everyday.
After lunch, Julia, Elda, and I took the bus to downtown Mianyang to do some shopping. For dinner we met up with the rest of the group and the professors to spend one last time with Dr. Paik.
Dr. Paik previously mentioned that she has worked over 20 years doing cross cultural research. Throughout her work, she has imagined building something that will allow different countries to collaborate and create an experience for mutual learning. She shared with us how it all began and now many years later, that vision has come true. This is only the second year of the program and there is much more that it will offer in the future. Dr. Paik’s dream has become a reality and it has been an inspiration to many of us!
- Angelica F.