Day 25: Wrapping Up Inquiry Work

Today was our final day to work on inquiry project work, and although it ment spending a lot of time behind a computer screen, it was worth it, and I'm really quite proud of my work. I spent a lot of time just refining and editing, because the meat of all my work was already finished. As I looked over everything I had written, I was able to notice little details that I hadn't before, and make sure that they meshed with the overall feel of the project. Looking over the reflection, I feel extremely lucky to have received so much kindness and help from all of the local people who just answered my questions. I also feel lucky to have received the help that I did from Mr. Tafel and Ms. Mai, because without a nudge in the right direction here and there, my project wouldn't be where it is now, and I never would have learned as much as I did. Although some people left there topics sick of what they had been studying, I have only gotten even more curious about Islam in general, and I hope to get a chance to learn more. Overall, It's been a long three weeks of work, but it was all worth it in the end, and I'm very proud of what I have acheived.

I'm 15 years old and I am really happy that I went to Xizhou. I was born in Mexico, and have lived in three other countries since then, including Shanghai. I chose to study the diverse religions here and I hoped to gain new understanding on my own faith, and what makes spirituality such an important part of people's lives. I looked forward to fumbling my way through conversations in Chinese and learning as much as I can over the weeks I was at Microcampus.