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Microcampus is a great learning opportunity and journey for students to learn about life outside of the city.  I will be staying in a local village in Xizhou for 28 days with two teachers and 9 classmates. I will be investigating a topic of interest for the trip. I was given a long list of topics and I narrowed them down based on feedback. I am excited to explore food and cuisine during my stay.  Lots of work will be put into preparing myself for this trip. I look forward to this opportunity and the freedom and responsibilities that come along with it.

Updated 1 month 1 week ago

Over the past few weeks, I have spent time researching and narrowing down my topic of study at Microcampus. I have now started Phase 1 and will continue with my selected topic of local food and cuisine. In Phase 0 I did preparation for picking my topic along with research on Xizhou itself. I will now be covering some background knowledge as well and learning on what my topic is all about. 

What I already know about my topic:

Updated 1 month 1 week ago

In Phase 1 I was coming up with big questions and finding resources for more information. In Phase 2 I will be finding better recourses to help he find more or in some cases better questions to my topic.

Updated 1 month 2 weeks ago

In the past phases zero and one, I have gone into picking my topic, doing research on it, and gathering information on Yunnan and Xizhou as a whole. In phase three I will be implying my work on Yunnan into my writing. Later on, I will write 10 big questions that I have about my topic of Local food and cuisine and pursue as many as I can.

Updated 1 month 1 week ago

First In Phase 0, I had to pick a topic from an extensive amount of choices, this list held all of the choices that I could be researching in Xizhou. I picked Local food and cuisine, I was hesitant at first because of my lack of language skills. In Phase 1 I went into doing background research on my topic, in this phase we also had to think of 10 big questions that we wanted to work on.

About This Learner

I had been lucky enough to be able to join the Ultimate group with eight others to go down to the village of Xizhou. I had been able to grow through this experience and learn about my inquiry project and even about myself. I have made bonds and friends with the students on my trip and also the community of Xizhou.