University of Northern Iowa: Dongguan - UNI Summer Camp in China

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Students are given the opportunity to travel to China and facilitate English context in a summer camp in Dongguan City, China, 50 miles from Hong Kong. Participants will work with elementary to college-aged Chinese students to develop their Englis... read more

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I learned how to adapt quickly and to learn to take whatever comes at you. I think it was worthwhile and I learned more than I thought I would, but possibly for the wrong reasons. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Saw an incredible cross-section of China for a incredibly reasonable price. Camp was challenging as a non-ed major but in a highly valuable way. The experienced pushed me and was much more than a vacation in China. Met absolutely awesome people from UNI I would never have interacted with otherwise. Don't go if you're doing it ju... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Northern Iowa: Dongguan - UNI Summer Camp in China
culture work experience - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I gained an understanding of a different culture and made new friends. It was worthwhile. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
new friends, and I learned more about myself - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Northern Iowa: Dongguan - UNI Summer Camp in China
It was so much more than I ever expected. I learned so much from my students and my friends. It was very humbling, and I am very proud to be an American. I will never forget these memories that I made. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned how to feel comfortable with someone observing me teaching. I also learned more about China and it's culture. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Northern Iowa: Dongguan - UNI Summer Camp in China
It really made me appreciate what I have back home. I learned a lot about myself and working with others while on this trip. I also learned that even though I might not like a specific culture I need to respect it and there are so many things I can learn from it. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Yes worthwhile, the cutlure was amazing and the sites were great. THe students were loving and appreciative.d - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Learning about a different culture, and living through it is an experience that I can hold with me forever. I am glad UNI gave me this opportunity to broaden my horizons and give me a challenge. I am actually currently in Korea right now teaching English. Without the summer camp, I would have never thought I would be given the o... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the Chinese culture. It was amazing. I also gained teaching experience and now have life-long memories and friends from the summer camp. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Northern Iowa: Dongguan - UNI Summer Camp in China
Past Review The Same Moon...
This experience, like all my travels, was amazing. It was most definitely worthwhile. The difference from all my other travels is that I took on the role of a teacher, but learned that everyone involved (including us teachers) were still the students, and we all learned from each other. My students taught me about myself, about ... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned alot about the Chinese culture and how it differs from the American culture and it was definitely worthwhile and I'd do it all over again if I had the chance. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
August 25, 2014 Descent
What works and what doesn't work from the student and observer view. Actually, there were times I wish I got a refund. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. I had never been that far away from home and my family before so it was definitely a new experience for me. I also learned a lot about who I am going to be as a teacher from teaching the chinese students at camp. It was definitely worth while. Especially because I am going to school to become a ... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned how to have better classroom management and came home with new ideas for teaching my own classroom. I also gained a better sense of the Chinese culture and feel more experienced in terms of international education. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
How important my individual values are to me and that anything is accomplished with an open mind. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned how to figure things out in a culture that is very different from the United States. I also had to make do with not knowing the language, and we all had to adjust to a different schedule and way of living. It was worthwhile because I got to know my students and they taught me so much about China! - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I gained an understanding of another culture and the ability to work through adversity. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned a lot about teaching and traveling. It was worthwhile. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I feel I learned a lot about the Chinese culture through my students. If I had gone abroad just to sight see I definitely would not have learned so much. I feel like I gained a lot of insight to what it is like being a student in China. It gave me many new friends that I plan on staying in touch with. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned to live in the moment while in China due to my limited time there. It was definitely worthwhile and I would do it all again! - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Past Review A Small World
From going to China, I learned that the world is a small place. Experiencing the Chinese culture through my students was truly rewarding. I will forever hold my new friends in my heart. I hope that I can go to China again soon! - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Northern Iowa: Dongguan - UNI Summer Camp in China
I gained a greater appreciation for all countries and people of the world, including my own along with all of the many gifts and luxuries that I have at home. I became a more worldly person knowing now that America does not necessarily do 'it' the best. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review

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Students are given the opportunity to travel to China and facilitate English context in a summer camp in Dongguan City, China, 50 miles from Hong Kong. Participants will work with elementary to college-aged Chinese students to develop their English language skills while earning up to five UNI credits. 

Students also spend a few days touring in Beijing, Guilin and Hong Kong, giving them a true cultural experience. See the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, visit Yin Ping Shan Mouth Peak and the Summer Palace at the Kunming Lake, enjoy a boat ride down the Pearl River and walk the Great Wall!

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