Since 2012, groups of Shanghai American School middle school students have taken four-week journeys to the village of Xizhou in Southwest China's Yunnan Province as participants in the school's Microcampus program. As representatives of their campuses, these students leave the "bubble" of their home city of 22 million people and become immersed in a new community of 2000 people, 2000 kilometers from home, at 2000 meters above sea level. The Limitless group--the twelfth--arrived in Xizhou on April 18, 2015. Guests from around the world are encouraged to follow their journey--reading, responding to, and joining the learning adventure.
Local plant life in and around Xizhou interests me because I have always been curious about these things. There are some things in life you just can’t explain. I, since the earliest years of my life I loved the feeling of life around me. In my inquiry I plan to find out what... more
I chose the topic of the Erhai Lake region geology and landforms because I have a desire to be in nature. I was born in a town with an interesting rock formations that I do not really know much about. I want to find out how China's geography is changing. I can possibly help the... more
I chose to study the most valued possessions of the XiZhou residents because I want to get to know them on a deeper level. I feel that with this topic, I will not only be getting to know what they do, but who they are, and what makes them that person. I am very eager to see... more