I took a group of 10 students with me. It was an amazing experience, the students all loved it
and want to go back next year. I had a great experience from beginning to end that was well
coordinated and cost efficient through volunteering solutions. I couldn't be happier with my overall
We coordinated with Melissa who made sure we had a good balance of volunteer and personal time. She knew better than we did actually what we were going to be able to handle or not handle and was extremely helpful.
We stayed in the hostel, and they did an amazing job with our food - they made sure that it
wasn't the same thing every day. it was well organized and they were really thoughtful. The
location was safe and central so that we could get around ourselves. The staff was very helpful
with helping to make sure we had what we needed, from doing laundry to getting us a birthday
cake, to helping us figure out the subway.
The orphanage was really great. We enjoyed ourselves, and the school was great too. The
experience got my students to speak Chinese quickly.