Updated 7 years 9 months ago

I decided that I want to study the children of Xizhou because I have always been very interested in children and enjoyed working with them. I want to find out what the children of this village do in their free time, where they go to school, what they do at school, what they eat, what they enjoy doing and how they do things. I can imagine myself spending lots of time watching the children, making my best effort to talk to them, perhaps visit their school and spend time with them.

Updated 5 months 5 days ago

Before we began our adventrure I already knew  that the children in Xizhou do not go to modern day kindergartens and elementary schools like we did, based on pictures and the information we have received so far. I already know about growing up without all the “modern” tools since I went to an outdoor kindergarten, where the main focus was on nature and being outside. I can relate to the children and the way that they grow up.

Updated 7 years 8 months ago


-From an article I learned that since there is a nearby Lake, Erhai Lake, one of the things that local children do is go swimming, kayaking and canoeing on the lake.

About This Learner

HI! My name is Nike, and I am 14 years old. I was born in Germany and lived there for 7 years, then Michigan and I have lived in Shanghai since August of 2012. I love eating, dancing, and running. I am now a Microcampus Alumni and was in Xizhou in March of 2013. I deeply miss Xizhou, and wish the best of luck to all future groups! If you have any questions regarding Xizhou, Service Learning, Inquiry, or anything else, let me know! I would be happy to help :)