Fall 2011

October 19, 2011

Langzhong

Five students are in Langzhong, returning to this beautiful city that all of us visited several weeks ago.  Students here still remember the SSTers who taught at…

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October 19, 2011

Nanbu

Located between Xichong and Langzhong, Nanbu is welcoming SSTers for the second time.  All five of our students here are living with teacher families, most near the…

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October 19, 2011

Xichong

Three students are here in Xichong, less than an hour’s drive north of Nanchong.  In 2008, SSTers also taught in Xichong but at a different school than…

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October 19, 2011

Yilong

Six students moved here on Saturday.  This is the first time we have had students at Yilong and school officials welcomed us warmly.  A long and winding…

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October 19, 2011

Off to service

On the weekend of Oct. 15 & 16, students traveled to their new service locations. All are now safely at the places that will be “home” until…

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October 17, 2011

Farewell party

Friday, Oct. 14.  Language exam is over.  We spent all- day at Sea Turtle Center getting ready to enter Chinese middle school (grades 7-12) classrooms to teach…

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October 17, 2011

Our final week of classes in Nanchong ranged from Chinese demographics, to traditional medicine, music and calligraphy.  During the afternoons we continued reviewing for our Thursday language…

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October 11, 2011

On Oct. 6, we undertook a miscellany of cultural activities in Nanchong.  Andrew S.’s host brother met us in Beihu park for some very public tai ji. …

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October 11, 2011

Another day, another trip:  Oct. 5 found us headed to Jincheng Mountain.  We wound along through many small villages and farm compounds.  Every once in a while…

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October 11, 2011

Deng Xiaoping

On Oct. 4, we took a day trip east to Guang’an, the birthplace of influential Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997) who led China into the era of…

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