What will we be doing with the local community to expand our knowledge?

Our project partners at the Linden Centre will be very interested to know what your project topics are. Because they are so connected with the village, they will help find some people who are experts in the area of your interest. Once you arrive in Xizhou, you will seek some of this local wisdom in order to better understand your topic, answer some of your questions, and create new questions as a result.

In the past, Microcampus students have spent several days with local experts learning about all sorts of topics: local tea rituals, embroidery, textile production, religion, fishing techniques, and local foods--just to name a few. It is this first-hand information and interactions that simply cannot be done unless you are having those meaningful conversations with the experts in the village.