Since 2012, groups of Shanghai American School Grade 8 students have taken four-week journeys to the village of Xizhou in Southwest China's Yunnan Province as participants in the school's Microcampus program. As representatives of their campuses, these students leave the "bubble" of their home city of 22 million people and become immersed in a new community of 2000 people, 2000 kilometers from home, at 2000 meters above sea level.
The Wildfires group--the twenty-third--were in Xizhou from March 9th through April 5th, 2019. Guests from around the world are encouraged to follow their journey--reading about, responding to, and joining in the learning adventure.
I have decided to do an economic case study because I like the idea of learning about small businesses. I plan to find out how to start one, how to build a loyal client base, be different from competition and strategies involved in being successful. I would also reflect on how... more
I chose to study the most valued possessions of the XiZhou residents because I want to get to know them on a deeper level. I feel that with this topic, I will not only be getting to know what they do, but who they are, and what makes them that person. I am very eager to see... more
I would like to take a close look at the local education system. My parents constantly remind me about how lucky I am to be going to a very good school; I wonder how different is it from the school nearby to where we are going. I want to learn about what kids learn in these... more