Updated 5 months 2 weeks ago

On March 9th, 2019, I will be flying across China to a city called Xizhou for 28 days. This is not an ordinary trip, rather it is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a world beyond our modern world to learn in the city independently. For those 28 days, I will be studying a project on top of the regular schoolwork that I am doing. One of the significant choices I will be making in the preparation for our interactive learning in Xizhou will be choosing what to study, or known as the inquiry project.

Updated 1 month 3 weeks ago
Here I will be starting Phase 1, where I will be researching and starting to plan out my inquiry project. I started the inquiry project with Phase 0, where I chose a topic to focus on. In the end, I decided to study the topic of tourism in general, where the subtopics may include ecotourism and tourism sustainability. The purpose of my project is to learn how tourism affects the global economy, specifically in less modern and developed societies like Xizhou.
Updated 2 months 4 days ago

Back in Phase 1, I was creating questions and inquiring about my project as a whole and in Xizhou. Then, after doing some background information that I deemed necessary in Phase 3, I had created 10 big questions that will help guide my learning in Xizhou.

About This Learner

Hi! I am 13 years old and was in Xizhou. I have been at SAS for about 5 years and beyond Shanghai, lived in Los Angeles. I am grateful to be able to go to experience the life of others in different cultures and to be able to witness and observe things from a learner's perspective. I liked experiencing new cultures and looking at things from both a tourist and student perspective. In a sense, this serene and vivid city has brought me to realize how everything and everyone works together, perhaps even not realizing it! This trip to Microcampus has helped build bonds with people I never knew, helped me understand a whole different style of living, and be able to learn in a new fashion.