It’s been a little while since my last post. I got my site placement, final language exam, said goodbye to my Chengdu host family, swore in as a volunteer, moved to Chongqing, and started to get settled. I begin teaching on Monday. I teach mainly oral English to freshman and audio-visual English to juniors this semester. Bellow are some photos from the past few weeks. I am looking forward to the next two years at SWU in Chongqing.
All the volunteers who trained at Chengdu University with our TEFL trainer and are amazing language trainers.
All the volunteers serving in the Chongqing area. Plus our program manager mama Peng and assistant manager. I think 18 volunteers total.
All the China 22s volunteers with our Peace Corps country director, the US ambassador to China Max Baucus, and the Chengdu consulate consolr general Raymond Green. I think 83 volunteers total.
Me, my CDU training site manager the wonderful Zhang Yupei or Chloe, and my friend Skip now a volunteer in the province of Guazhou.
Me and US ambassador to China Max Baucus.
My language class at CDU. Garret, Jacob, me, Stephen, and Oscar
My sitemate CC and I’s luggage on its way to site via express service. It could not fit on the fast train from Chengdu to Chongqing.
Some photos of Southwest University where I teach
Photos of me and my homestay host dad in Chengdu, Liu Xiao Ping. I can’t thank them enough for their hospitality and friendship. Also community basketball game with out host families at CDU. Saying goodbye to CDU group photo.