Day 26: Service Learning

I think this was a great experience to give thanks and to express our gratitude to this community. As I said, this is a place I would want to come back to and renew old connections and know new acquaintances. It was awesome to see the smile on her face. Our lives look outlandishly different on the outside, however, we are the same people. We value the same qualities in others, for example, honesty and perserverance. It was great to share our exhilarating experience with close friends. This is so vastly different than China Alive because we interact with the culture of an area very intimately instead of 走马观花, or to see as many places as possible in a short amount of time. It is really about settling in and to understand the way of life here. 

Hi there! My name is Barton C. I am an alumnus of the Superior Group (1703). I had a great time in Xizhou during the Microcampus program. I am a baseball player, die-hard fan of the Detroit Tigers as well as a licensed single-engine pilot. I would like to give special thanks to Mr. Tafel, Ms. Mai, my family, SAS teachers, administrators, my teammates, and of course Sofie, for making the trip so memorable. My project focused on the preservation of the Flying Tigers' history in Xizhou. If you are interested in a project regarding the Flying Tigers or aviation, you may reach me via Skype (bartonisawesome), email (, or WeChat (DieHardTigersFan).