My time at the Sino-American Summer Camp this past summer was a truly wonderful, and fufilling experience. I fully enjoyed both the acedemic and cultural aspects of the camp, and having spent four weeks completely immersed in Chinese society, I have gained unparalled insight and memories. The staff, teachers especially, were most welcoming and exemplery the entire time our stay. Our various excursions outside the classromm were also wonderful. I found the Great Wall to be the most brilliant and exhilerating of these trips. I only felt a slight deficiency in the class content. I would have liked the courses to be most contoured for individual aptitudes, allowing for younger and older campers to recieve different material accordingly. Otherwise, I felt that this camp was a most wonderful experience and would highly recommend attenance to any who want to be able to more fully appreciate and learn Chinese culture and language.
The summer camp in China was very unexpected for me. I thought it would be boring to take classes about chinese history and language, but it turns out the total opposite! My experience in China changed who I am and how I view everything. It was so much fun and I would really love to go visit again!
This summer camp was a really great experience. I really wanted to improve my Chinese, but I also got to learn a lot about daily life, culture, and other things that can't be taught out of a textbook. My most memorable experience was visiting an elementary school and just being able to play with the kids. I think I learned a great deal more from interaction. I plan on returning to China later on when I enter university and this experience has made me more optimistic about doing so!