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 had a great time in Xizhou during the Microcampus program. These are four weeks that made me look at my life and my work ethic differently. My four weeks as a Superior was one of my fondest memories of middle school. I am a baseball outfielder and pitcher, die-hard fan of the Detroit Tigers, as well as one of the few (only?) Microcampus alumni with a Private Pilot License. My project focused on the preservation of the Flying Tigers' history in Xizhou. If you are interested in a project regarding the Flying Tigers, building upon my project or aviation, you may reach me via my email at