June 23, 2017
Throughout the day 29 students from Greece, the UK, China, and the United States arrived in Chiang Mai. With droopy eyelids and a lot of luggage we settled into our home base for the next two weeks. There is much to do, see, learn, and eat in the coming days, but first SLEEP! Let the adventure begin!
June 25, 2017
Leaders of the Day:
Hunter, Phoebe, and Rhi:
June 26, 2017
After a day of experience , our teachers were able to build strong bonds with their students as well as each other. We were able to accurately observe our classes and adjust our lessons to give the students a fun and informative experience with GLA. Following a long day of difficult but gratifying work, we took out our stress rather unconventionally with a traditional Muay Tai class. Despite a few of us having to extra push ups, we were able to connect with friends and family at an Internet cafe. We finished up our day with a couple rounds of broken telephone and learning a traditional Chinese fan dance from our Chinese students. Though we were tired from a long day of teaching and punching we finished the day feeling like celebrities amongst the students signing countless autographs and being surrounded by so much love and positivity. We really look forward to continuing our work with the students as well as out Cultural Exchange tomorrow where we will be performing Party In The USA and The Cupid Shuffle.
Today leaders were Gianna S. Millie and Lily
June 27, 2017
Leaders of the Day: Jaden, Kendall, Sam
Sunday, July 2nd
Leaders of the Day: Grace & Alexa
Today was a day that we are sure none of us will ever forget! We had the chance to bond with our friends while flying through the jungle zip lining. It might have seemed a little scary at first, but all of us found a little piece of our wild side. After zip lining, we had the chance to make a positive difference in the world by planting some trees. We finished off our day by getting together as an entire group and learning a little more about the interesting and beautiful lives of our mentors. Although we are sad that we only have one more full day together, we are fully prepared to have the best day so far!
July 5, 2017
Our goal today, as leaders of the day, was to make everyone remember the positive traits of all the people that joined us on this life changing and eye opening experience. Some of us visited the Ahkha Village while others toured the Warorot market. Then we went to lunch at Tesco and were able to re-unite at the cafe, where we did our surveys. The evaluations allowed us an opportunity to think back on the amazing times we spent on this awesome trip. At the end if the day we spent a wonderful time having dinner on a dock and chatting as a group for the last time. Since we had dinner outside of home base, we were still able to do shout outs, which made many of us openly emotional. Overall we achieved our goal of ending this divine trip with an activity that made us all reminisce on the great adventures that we were privileged to experience in the past two thrilling weeks.