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Microcampus is a month long trip to Xizhou where students from my school, Shanghai American School, are chosen to better learn the culture of the Chinese people and to live "outside of the bubble". I have been chosen to go to Xizhou to explore and to expand my knowledge. I have lived a very privileged life, and I have not gotten the chance to see outside of my "well", as the Chinese say it. On this trip, I am required to choose a topic of great interest to research in Xizhou.

Updated 6 years 11 months ago

Once finished with Phase 0, I will now move on to Phase 1, where I will be posing questions to help guide my research on my topic, Religious Studies. I am studying the Benzhu religion, because that is the religion of Xizhou. In Phase 0, I went through the process of choosing a topic and gave an introduction to Microcampus and Religious Studies as well as Xizhou's religion. 

Updated 6 years 11 months ago

Moving on from Phase 1, I will now begin Phase 2 of this project. The purpose of Phase 2 is to find resources that can help me answer questions, provide information, and to possibly develop new questions.

Updated 6 years 11 months ago

As I have completed Phase 3, I will now be moving on to Phase 4: Preparing to Report Findings. I will use my information collected and my interviews to begin putting together a final product that summarizes my experience in Xizhou. Here, I will develop an outline for my project including my findings as well as my own journey. 

Before I began to organize my work, I took a look at examples of other Final Projects from previous Microcampus groups.

About This Learner

I am 13 years old and a member of a family of five, yet the number of people living in my house is always seven (grandparents). I currently live in Shanghai, where I have stayed for the past 2 years. Before that, I spent my life in Pennsylvania. I love school, animals, anything that has to do with activity, the outside, and playing/fun. I am also a Model United Nations student. I have gone to seven conferences. Microcampus was an amazing experience! I loved researching religion and making connections with the locals! I miss Xizhou!