Day 28: Why I Came To Microcampus

Why I came to Microcampus.... This is a big question, very broad, and the answer could go on and on and on.

When I signed up for this program, I honestly did not know what I was getting myself into. I did not know if it was going to be like Summer school, normal SAS school, or total freedom. From the words of past Microcampers, all I knew was that it was going to be challenging, whether I believed it or not. What I wanted to take away from Microcampus was independence and responsibility for myself and my actions. However, after this journey, I know that it is much more than merely that. 

Microcampus is when 14 students, and 2 chaperones, live together in a small village for 28 days. That, itself, is a huge challenge. It is not all about independence and responsibility, even though it is a large portion of it. Most of the time, we needed team work, cooperation, and toleration for each other. People who you may have thought would be easy to live with, and that you know very well, might actually be the people who you will find out most about. Team work will be needed everywhere, from Service Learning to everyday life in Microcampus. 

After the experience, I finally know why I came to Microcampus. It is where people discover new things about their peers, but most impotantly, themselves. It is where your strengths are shown, while your weaknesses are also exposed. In addition, it is a place where people develop a stronger charater, and become a stronger person. Microcampus is a once in a lifetime experience, and it is one that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

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JJ, I'm so glad that you've

JJ, I'm so glad that you've enjoyed the trip and grown along the way. We are so proud of your self-exploration and growth. I also think your inquiry project presentation is so pro! It's so nicely done! Wow, I love it :)
Great to have you back home today. Keep pushing your limits and constantly out of your comfort zone!!

Hello! I am Jamie, currently 13 years old. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and lived there for 3 years. After that, I lived in Hong Kong, Nanjing, then finally Shanghai. I have many hobbies, including chilling and listening to music, all sorts of art, and following European soccer. Microcampus was an amazing experience for me, and I will always remember the 28 days the Groundbreakers had together.