Becca, China

Becca volunteered as an English teacher in China

I volunteered in China for five months, and I can honestly say it was THE BEST five months of my life! I learnt so much, both about myself and the culture of China, that I would go back in a second if I could! My classes were amazing (I taught eighteen a week!), and I had so much fun! There was such a mix of students that there was NEVER a dull moment either in the classroom, or when I was not teaching, and just talking to them outside the classroom.

My partner Odette is like my sister now, and I can’t imagine her not being in my life! We experienced so much whilst we were in China, from going to traditional Chinese weddings, to climbing waterfalls, and socialising with all of the local people. Lattitude were amazing in pairing us together! On arrival in China, all of us had an orientation week, getting us used to China, and training for when we were sent to our placements. That first week was incredible, meeting everyone and becoming really good friends!
I was so sad to leave my placement at the end. The friends I have made and the things I have experienced will ALWAYS stay in my memory!

I loved China so much!
Thank you so much Lattitude for giving me the opportunity to go to China and enjoy every second of it!