Updated 4 years 10 months ago

I am currently still at home within the familiar bubble of modern-day Shanghai. Although, in just about three months, I will be in a completely different environment surrounded by a culture completely new to me within the vast space outside this tiny bubble, and there, I will spend a total of 28 days investigating and communicating with locals. Despite the fact that I am not yet on-site at Xizhou right now, I have already started my learning journey.

Updated 4 years 10 months ago

In Phase 0, I chose a topic to further investigate for my inquiry project and explored Alumni’s previous projects related to my topic and got some great advice. The topic I chose was the role of women in Islam in Xizhou. In this Phase, I will be posing real questions related to my topic that I will be finding the answers to in Xizhou.

Updated 4 years 10 months ago

So far in my Microcampus journey, I have chosen a topic to investigate, done some background research on it, and posed 10 questions that will be very helpful in the village. Now, I am ready to look for credible sources to either find some answers to my questions or better yet, to further develop my existing ones. 

Updated 4 years 10 months ago

So far in the Microcampus journey, I chose a topic to investigate, the role of women in Islam in Xizhou, and started posing real questions in Phase 1. In Phase 2 I went over what valid resources are and how to find helpful resources. I also communicated with an expert on my topic via email and started interviewing people in Xizhou.

About This Learner

Hi, my name is Tiffany Z. and I am 13 years old. I was born and raised in sunny California until 5 years ago, when I moved to Shanghai. I attended SMIC for the first 3 years and joined the SAS Pudong family during my fourth year. Some of my hobbies include listening to music, reading, playing sports (although some not so much), spending time with friends and family, learning new things about the world, and traveling to new places. Wow! This Microcampus trip nails at least half of those hobbies! The 28 days that I spent in Xizhou were some of the best in my life. I had the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and do things that I never would have done back in Shanghai. This experience has truly been remarkable and I will never forget the memories and connections our Phenomena group has created.