Looking Ahead to My Microcampus Experience

Microcampus is a journey I've been looking forward to since sixth grade. Previous eighth graders have told me how Microcampus altered their perspectives and modified themselves as active members of the future generation. I looked up to them with admiration -- desperately hoping that when I transition to an eighth grader, I'll be able to undergo the Mircrocampus experience. Now here I am, an SAS Puxi representative of the 2017 Microcampus trip! 

In five months, I'll be exposed to a life outside of traditional classrooms and Shanghai. The enchantment of learning. The diversity of environment. This is what the beautiful village of Xizhou has to offer. Distinct history. Culture. Background. The unknown. I can't wait to take a leap outside of my comfort zone. Stepping out of Shanghai's miniscule bubble and breathing in the true prospects of China's beauty is something that intrigues me. I believe that after this trip, I'll have an entirely new interpretation of our world. I know that I will come back as a more perceptive person after experiencing different lifestyles and traditions Xizhou presents. 


My name is Sonia, and I'm 13 years old. I was born in Canada but I was born and raised in Shanghai. My hobbies include basketball, touch rugby, volleyball, frisbee, writing, and reading. I acquire a thirst for learning and new opportunities. I hope to flourish on this Microcampus trip by discovering a new life style and perspective. In short, I wish to grow.