Day 28: Why I came to Microcampus

Before the trip, I though that I came to Microcampus to step out of my comfort zone and have great experiences. I thought that I would step out of my comfort zone and talk to locals and always make connections. I was very excited to see china outside the bubble of Shanghai.

I wanted to learn more about my comfort zon and learn to break my barriers. Life has been very easy for me and I was not challenging myself enough before the trip. Therefore, I chose to go to Microcampus. I thought that I would be challenged a lot and brought to my boundaries.

Looking back on my experience at Microcampus, I now see that the real reason I came to Microcampus was that I wanted to learn about how I learn personally and what environments are best for me to get work done. Also, I came to Microcampus to see something other than a metropolis city since I have lived in very large cities all my life.

I think that Microcampus has definitely achieved the goal for challenging me and bringing me to the borders of my comfort zone. However, I have learned more about myself as a learner and as a worker here than I have anywhere else.


Mission accomplished!

Dear Yannick,

Your Microcampus journey is coming to an end, your work is done and you must feel very proud now for having completed the whole program that back in September/October seemed so difficult and challenging. Mission accomplished! I am very proud of you!

Do you remember how in the initial phase of your project you mentioned that you liked very much Suijin’s recommendation input as she was saying that the focus of her project kept changing throughout her Inquiry project and you should be prepared for changes.  Well, you had some major changes in your project. During Inquiry Process, your topic changed from “Tools and technology” to a Personal Journey Project. I am not surprised as “Tools and Technology” is a very general topic, it can be so many things. Nevertheless, in your final presentation you do still speak about “tools”, as of the “learning tools” that you have acquired throughout Microcampus and adapting skills that you have developed in  your many moves and the countries you have lived in.  You see how general the topic “tools” can be? I am sure this experience will help you to be more precise in the future and as you said, to be very well prepared beforehand in your next upcoming school projects.

I like the fact that you realized how good it feels to put a lot of effort into your work to fulfill higher expectations, how important it is to be focused, and even more, to like what you do, to be motivated.

The fact that you were amazed about getting to know that Erzi are made of ground rice made me think to give you this last very simple advise: Never be afraid to ask questions! That is one of the most important learning tools that you should take with you for the rest of your life.

A big THANK YOU to Mr, T and his team, and everyone that made this experience possible.

Safe travels, and see you tomorrow!!!



Lieber Yannick

Eine tolle Arbeit hast du geleistet, darauf kannst du sehr stolz sein.
Diese Erinnerungen und Erfahrungen werden immer wertvoll für dich bleiben.

Ganz liebe Grüsse von Oma und Albert

My name is Yannick and I am currently 13 years old. I am new to SAS and to Shanghai in general. In my life, I have experienced many different cultures as I have lived in many countries, like Mexico, Germany, China (Beijing), Sweden, Canada, Italy, and now Shanghai. In my free time I like to travel and explore different cultures. My hobbies include, Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Reading, and spending time with my friends and family. I am very excited to be on the Microcampus trip because I think it will be a very valuable experience and that it will be one of the most life-changing experiences of my life. I have returned from Xizhou having learned so many great things and having had so many life-changing experiences and am missing Microcampus a little more every day.