Updated 1 year 5 months ago

"An Inquiry project you will be passionate to learn about and spend 28 days exploring in Xizhou." That is how I knew I had to make a crucial and big decision that would decide whether I will enjoy my time at Microcampus or not. Out of the long list of project opportunities for different types of people, I have to choose one of them that would allow me to truly explore what the world is like outside the "bubble." I cut down the list by eliminating the ones I have less interest in, then I finally came down to three topics that would be worth my time learning about.

Updated 1 year 2 months ago

After a week of planning ahead and deep consideration in Phase 0, I have finally decided that the Inquiry Project: Embroidery is what fits my interests the most out of the long list of projects. After choosing the project I am going to explore in the 28 days spent in Xizhou, this Phase (Phase 1) is going to lead me to learn more about the process of creating embroidery in the local area. 

What do I already know about embroidery? Where did I learn it?

Updated 1 year 2 months ago

After posing my "Big Questions" that will motivate my learning during Microcampus in Phase 1, it is time for me to start reaching out to experts so I will be able to answer some of my questions and possibly come up with more. The purpose of this phase is to narrow down broad topics and pose new questions for them.

About This Learner

It wasn't until I left Xizhou that I realized how much Microcampus has helped shaped me as a person. Before attending this program, I was just another girl growing up within the safe secure bubble of the big city Shanghai. Although, after a month of working through challenges and being far away from home, I noticed that I have become more independent and discipline. It has now been almost 3 months since I left the community and my family is all already sick and tired of hearing about my experience. To future students of Microcampus 2.0, cherish the days you spend in this program. I promise you will get something of it that will help you in life. Know that I will always be a source for doing 3-5s on and also open to any questions. Good Luck!