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 Voyagers group--the twenty-second--arrived in Xizhou on March 10th and will stay through April 6th, 2018. Guests from around the world are encouraged to follow their journey--reading about, responding to, and joining in the learning adventure.
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
For my inquiry project, I would like to compare the Shanghai local life and Xizhou local life through photography. I am extremely passionate of taking pictures of nature, local life, and anything that portrays culture. In this process I am excited to learn about their daily... more
Traditional Chinese Medicine stands out to me as a focus for my inquiry project because I am interested in medicine. As said in the prephase (phase 0), ever since my mom started watching a medical tv show, I just developed a liking to medicine. I hope to someday have a future... more