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Priscilla Wu
Aug 01, 2019
In Student's Project
We did the third round debate and I received an award!
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Priscilla Wu
Aug 01, 2019
In Student's Project
My group presented our second round project about bamboo arts.
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Priscilla Wu
Aug 01, 2019
In Student's Project
We presented our project and advanced to finals! In the evening, we did a team bonding activity called Gold of the Desert King.
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Priscilla Wu
Aug 01, 2019
In Student's Project
After the final presentation for the first round, we got into our small groups to plan for the second round. That evening, the American students also celebrated Nathaniel's birthday with his small group.
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Priscilla Wu
Aug 01, 2019
In Student's Project
Nathaniel and I arrived early at the school and got settled in our dorms.
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Priscilla Wu
Jul 31, 2018
In Student's Project
Hailey and I did the fish massage thing. Let’s just say we are very ticklish. The leadership camp was a lot more challenging than I first believed but at the same time not as challenging, if it makes sense. I came into the competition fully expecting to be the worst group but I found that we were not that far behind some of he Chinese groups and even matched with some. In the second round, I was actually involved in the project making and helped a lot whereas I expected to kinda just sit out. The language barrier was definitely a challenge even with a translator but it was a learning experience. Many others were interested in our lives as Americans and asked me about many aspects of said lives. I was able to communicate about my interests and have actual conversations with the Chinese kids.
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Priscilla Wu
Jul 30, 2018
In Student's Project
<Image not shown and/or refuses to load for some reason. If allowed later, image will be posted as a comment but not now.> Today while we saw the pearl tower while on the sightseeing boat and also went to one of the pearls for the view. For the camp: If this venture into America and other countries is to continue, the organizers must have translations of all the rules and other materials. A lack of this led to a misunderstanding of what the expectations actually were and how we would be judged. Yes, we can try to translate using Google Translate or other services but it just isn’t the same as having the translated version at the ready. Many times we are unwilling to use such services or attempt to read the wall of Chinese texts as it seems too daunting. One thing that could be improved upon in regards to campus life is the amount of free time. Many of us found ourselves doing work until late in the night and while Chinese students may be used to it as they have 补习班 and whatnot, Americans may find it too harsh as we are used to more free time. To attract more foreigners, the organizers should adapt it so it allows more time for bonding and individual free time. Outreach into other countries is a chance to exchange culture and this is one way to do so.
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Priscilla Wu
Jul 29, 2018
In Student's Project
Photo of the day: Today when we went shopping I saw Red Velvet in Etude House so of course, as the resident kpop fanatic, I freaked out. Not really, but I did squeal a little and jump in excitement. Red Velvet is TALENTED. Now onto the normal required stuff (which I never really know what it is supposed to be about but I guess we are supposed to talk aboutthe camp and the living conditions)(Dang. That was a long parenthetical thingamabob.) (Yeah... I tend to get too distracted too easily.): Anyways, for my impression of the third round (because I’m running out of things to talk about) I actuall enjoyed it a lot. Yes, it was nervewracking but I enjoy having discussions about morals and all that stuff. Idk if it’s just me 🤷🏻‍♀️. (Then again, it cannot be just me because too many people do debate and whatnot.) At first I was confused as to why phones were bot allowed but I realized that it would give some an unfair advantage if they had a better or faster connection. I’m rambling so let’s move on to the next topic: life in the camp. For this post I will focus more on the food aspect of the camp. I enjoyed it. It was a new and foreign system to me when I first saw it but soon the system made sense and I was wondering why we didn’t adopt it. By reusing utensils and trays, a lot of waste is saved and less plastic is thrown away. I am curious as to what they do with the food in the trash can, whether they compost it or just throw it away. It’s probably the latter since separating non compost materials and compost is hard. Actually, it was a stupid question to begin with. Whatever.
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Priscilla Wu
Jul 28, 2018
In Student's Project
Today we celebrated the birthdays of Hailey and Nathaniel. The day before, Ajay, David, and I bought food (mostly junk food) which served as gifts. Living with roommates who speak a different language was not as hard as I had imagined. One of them was interested in American music and we talked a lot about that. During the stayat the camp, I was constantly woken up by an alarm at 5:45. Later, I found out that they (my roommates) had to wake up at that time normally just to go to school. This and other incidents revealing different aspects of life in China made me realize how lucky we are to live in America because I am sure not attending 补习班 until late in the night.
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Priscilla Wu
Jul 27, 2018
In Student's Project
Today we went shopping and i met some Serbian armies (fans of BTS). As for feedback about the camp, it was fun and I made a lot of new friends. It was a bit stressful and we went to sleep late. Life in the camp was okay. The beds were harder than I was used to but it was easy to get used to. I liked the food and talking with the others.
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Priscilla Wu
Jul 26, 2018
In Student's Project
Learning to present the project in Chinese was a challenge but in the end it was worth it. By presenting it in Chinese we were able to get more information across to the judges.
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