Day 28: Why I Came to Microcampus

Today is the last day of the Microcampus trip.


When I signed up for the Microcampus program, I knew the basics of the journey but did not know what exactly this trip was like. All I knew about this trip was that I was going to study about my topic, make a video, share the video then leave. I never considered what the village was like, what the people were like, what Xizhou was like and certainly the things that I will learn beyond my topic. Microcampus was defiantly an adventure of a lifetime, but my knowledge of what  I was coming here to do was very different in the beginning than it is right now at the end of Microcampus.


The decision of signing up for Microcampus was a very hard decision. When I signed up for Microcampus I wanted to learn about my Inquiry Project, I wanted to be outside of the “bubble”, I wanted to explore outside of Shanghai and I wanted to be independent. All of these thoughts wanted me to join Microcampus. It was not much that I thought about but it did lead me to join. Another influence that impacted my thoughts of joining is my sister. As my sister, Vanessa L. been through this experience before, my main source of deciding to join or not was based here. From what my sister described it seemed like a very hard experience with a bit of fun.


 After many backs and forwards, as you can see,  I, at last, decided to sign up for Microcampus … well after the deadline. The Wifi broke down so I was not able to email Mr. T. . I was panicking because I thought I was not able to join this program, but surprisingly I did get in, and I was speechless.


After this amazing experience, I know now a lot more about why I came to Microcampus. I joined because this is a place where people can learn more about themselves. It exhibits your strengths, your habits, while you are also showing your weaknesses. It is also a place where people develop their character more, and become a stronger person and being more mature. Microcampus is an experience that is only a one time opportunity, after this 28 days I do not at regret signing up this program, instead, I am so happy that I signed up for Microcampus and am probably going to remember this experience for the rest of my life.

My name is Brandt L. and I am born in Nagoya, Japan the moved to Shanghai, China when I was two years old. I have been in the SAS community for about 5 years and it has been an amazing and a wonderful time. I have a sister called Vanessa who was part of the Microcampus E group. The 28-day Microcampus experience has been a wonderful experience that I will never forget in my life. I definitely want to visit Xizhou again in the future for the amazing community, scenery, and delicious food!