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Message of the Day: Even if one could live 100 years, life would be too short to explore the history and inexhaustible folk customs of Yunnan Province. Team Journal Entry: Today is a free day but one with a plan. After breakfast, we met Mr. Mah, our guide for the day, and began our journey to […]

Following our usual breakfast buffet, we headed to the Flying Tiger Museum, a short cab ride from our hotel. Most interesting snapshot of WW II history which we have all heard about, but knew little. The city of Kunming was the headquarters of the Flying Tigers, who were a volunteer group of U.S. flyers from […]

Thought for the day: ” Whoever is happy will make other  happy too.” – Anne Frank Breakfast was filled with the usual mixture of American and Asian food groups and everyone arrived for breakfast at their usual time excited and talking about the planned celebrations or parties at their respective schools. Our original driver, James […]

Thought for the day: When you come to a fork in the road- take it.  Yogi Berra The day started with breakfast followed by a trip to our respective campuses. The group at the Biomedical Technical College taught the students bingo games, bingo songs, shapes, sentence construction, objectives and cardiac assessment. The volunteers at the […]

Thought for the day: Don’t look back, they may be gaining on you. Today started with breakfast at 6:30am. The 4 volunteers that went to the Biomedical Technical College taught a review of animals’ names, prepositional phrases, use of a jumbo gram, review of shapes, colors, guest introductions, people, places, adjectives and a discussion of […]

Thought for the Day: Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Woodrow Wilson Today we headed to the university for our last day of teaching – always a somewhat bittersweet day.  The first hour and a half was spent with our individual classes.  Rachel and I were typical in that […]

Thought for the day: Tomorrow is dream that leads me onward Tomorrow is a path I’ve yet to choose. It’s a chance I’ve yet to take, a friend I’ve yet to make, it’s all the talent I’ve yet to use. Tomorrow is a dream that leads me onward, always just a step ahead of me. […]

Thought for the day: We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. – Marian Wright Edelman We’re at the halfway point in the 2-week program of teaching conversational […]

Anna is a sophomore student in Xi’an Biomedical Technical College. She majors in Medicine Making but loves English and translation very much. She gets excited each time when Global Volunteers goes to her school and takes all possible opportunities to learn from and practice speaking English with the volunteers. Recently, she won the second prize […]

March 12, 2014 is the 36th Chinese National Arbor Day, or Tree Planting Day. The day commemorates the passing of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, China’s democratic revolution forerunner, who died on March 12, 1925. On this day, the whole country is encouraged to carry out tree-planting activities and support the construction of forestry.  Country leaders, civil […]