This week is the first week for our students to take the reins on English Corner. Our weekly G-MEO English Corner is a community-based event which is held at the Center every Thursday. We open our doors to local Chinese citizens who want to come practice their English, learn about American culture, and have a bit of fun.
The group sessions are led by our students, offering them the opportunity to develop skills in leadership, planning and organization, public speaking, teaching, and cross-cultural communication. We believe it is an excellent learning opportunity for our students while simultaneously being a good service to our community.
Dakota Maye of Fairleigh Dickinson University was the brave student who wanted to lead English Corner this week. She hosted a game night filled with trivia, art contests, speed contests, and other games which necessitated teamwork and communication.
All of our participants looked to be having a great time, and Dakota showed that she can lead a multi-cultural group for an entire 90 minute session.
Great Job Dakota!!!
With the first couple of weeks behind us, the students are also settling in and getting to work on their internships. Two kindergarten teachers, a business and marketing assistant, and a legal researcher are the titles that our students hold this semester, and the variety offers them the opportunity to hone old skills or learn new ones.
Amiel McBride of Carroll University researching Wisconsin State laws at Deheng Law Office
Kaylee Stahl of Fairleigh Dickinson University talking with her supervisors at Laowai Here
Jenny Guo of Fairleigh Dickinson University researching curriculum at Brighton International Kindergarten
Dakota Maye of Fairleigh Dickinson University teaching a class at Brighton International Kindergarten
Life in Chengdu
Now that they’re accustomed to their new city, the students are comfortable hanging out and exploring in their free time. This week, they even went to a local market to buy fresh foods and cook in their dorms.
The Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad was co-founded by Global Maximum Educational Opportunities Inc. in the US and the Chengdu Mayor’s Office in Chengdu. We have inbound programs to bring American students to Chengdu as well as outbound programs sending Chinese students to the US.
For more information, please visit us at gmeochina.com
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