SONG FOR THIS POST: “BE RIGHT THERE” Diplo, Sleepy Tom
From the 6th to the 14th of July my family, a few students from my school and I hosted several students from China. This exchange programme has been called the STEM Project. Quite a few schools around the UK offer exchange programmes and since I am interested in travelling and documenting about the world one day I just had to take part in this this trip to China again. In a previous blog on my older website, I visited the beautiful city of Shanghai and Beijing in 2013 with my school, it was kind of an exchange programme but instead of the students staying in our homes they stayed in hotels and when we went over we did the same. Here are a few pictures from my older blog of my trip there in 2014.
I was a bit sceptical at first before travelling to China as I knew this culture would be extremely to the ones I was used to. I was so glad I went, not only did it make me want to get into journalism more but it made me want to get to know more people internationally.
This more recent blog post will show my Chinese exchange students (from left to right) Xu Tong Tong (Pronounced Zoo-Tong Tong), Shan Yuxan (Pronounced shh-anne you-shh-anne) and my friend Ebose’s exchange student Joe. This trip involved many schools from primary to Sixth Form all across Essex who took part in the exchange programme, so I got to meet a lot of people and make friends with them as we will be travelling together.
Cant wait to see them all in October when I go to China, watch out for that blog post!!