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Jonathan Ye
Jul 30, 2018
In Student Leadership
The second and third rounds were really great experiences. Second round: As an international student, I worried that I wouldn't be able to do anything for my team, but my team was very inviting and was genuinely excited to meet me. International students as a whole were very valuable to our teams because of our unique mindsets and values. Third round: This round really emphasized flexibility and critical thinking, skills that are necessary for leaders.
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Jonathan Ye
Jul 30, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
Today was boring. We went up the Oriental Pearl Tower in the morning. The view was nice, but the tower itself is more attractive than the buildings we were able to view. Lunch was good. The garden was a garden. Shopping time was disappointing for me because I was seeking a Traditional Chinese Watercolor painting, but there weren't many shops to choose from(2). We ate KFC for dinner However, the cruise was really nice because Shanghai has beautiful lights at night.
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Jonathan Ye
Jul 29, 2018
In Student's Project
Having us high school students complete a leadership project with a rubric takes away the whole point of leadership. When you add a rubric to a "leadership" project, students instinctively use the rubric as a guideline for their projects. This means that much of their project isn't based on their own interests and goals, but are more centered toward meeting the requirements of the rubric. Additionally, many of my Chinese teammates told me that their projects were assigned by their schools. So basically, their projects were not leadership projects, they were assignments. As a result, almost 90 percent of all the projects followed the exact same format. Any projects that were different were not considered leadership projects.
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Jonathan Ye
Jul 28, 2018
In Student Leadership
We learned that the Chinese students' have great presentational skills and incredible work ethics. We also got to experience presenting in front of a huge crowd.
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Jonathan Ye
Jul 28, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
I think the first part of our tour was completely unnecessary, we barely had time to take pictures. Indigo was cool, the beds were lame. However, free time was very fun and we were able to view beautiful works of art and eat good food. Happy birthday Nathan and Hailey
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Jonathan Ye
Jul 27, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
The west lake is a little overrated, it does have nice scenery but the water isn't very clear. Also, we weren't able to experience a pagoda. The streets of Hangzhou have many cool things to buy
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Jonathan Ye
Jul 26, 2018
In Touring in Shanghai
Saying goodbye was pretty sad. Overall, this camp taught me many things and I met so many great people. However, the first round kinda sucked for us American students. Our projects didn't meet the standards of this "convention" and was overall pretty embarrassing. However, the 2nd and 3rd rounds were great experiences and my different mindset was able to be utilized in my group. Hangzhou is a pretty nice place with beautiful scenery. But it's really hot. It was raining pretty hard later.
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