Hampus is from Australia and lived with a host family in Guangzhou city, China. Here’s his experience:
My time in Guangzhou was possibly one of the fulfilling and enjoyable experiences I have done. Working as a tutor was fantastic. Being given the materials needed for tutoring was great, but I found it worked even better for tutoring when I adapted the material in order to better suit my students.
My host family was incredibly sweet and hospitable. They provided me with food, a place to stay and also took me exploring. Being able to experience China with locals, rather than by myself, was extremely rewarding. I owe very much of my thanks to my host family for being such amazing and gracious hosts to me.
My mandarin classes were also a highlight of my trip. I was a beginner in Chinese, but both the Chinese teacher, and the students were very friendly and supportive. My trip was well organised and I always felt like I was very well taken care of.
I had such an amazing time I have fallen in love with Guangzhou and its people. I can honestly say I’m already excited about my next trip to China.