Well, we finished our classes in China on July 5, when we had to give our final presentation at a middle school in the north city district of Qingdao. Even though we only had two exams, preparing for them took a lot of work, and included writing an essay, creating a PowerPoint presentation and 10 minute speech, and reviewing how to read and interpret the newspaper.
In other news, I completed my internship at the LiaoYuan Road Elementary school on July 2. I will very much miss the children I worked with as well as all of the teaching faculty, particularly Ms. Kang and Principal Hua. Ultimately, the 14 students I worked with, in conjunction with Professor Si, ended up performing an English play twice for their parents. It was a fantastic experience that I will never forget, and interacting with the students was invaluable to me, especially as I intend to teach in the future.