Bon Voyage, Group D!

Hi Everyone! I'm Madeleine, I was part of the pilot program in 2012, and I just want to wish you all a fabulous time in Xizhou. Today our high school 'Friends of Xizhou' club had a meeting- super exciting stuff coming up! Apart from that, I urge you all to make the most out of your Xizhou experience, and be really effective in how you spend your time. :) I would do it all over again in a heartbeat (actually I kind of want to go back and stay at Yang's (pilot program will remember...I can't believe we're all sophmores now, ugh) and gather more research! 

Hopefully all of the alumni  -which you will be in about four weeks- can gather up at some point! More details to come on that, hopefully I can arrange it :) 

So so so much luck! 

-Maddy

Hello, I'm Madeleine. I was in the pilot Microcampus program in 2012. In Xizhou, I researched Bai Minority Clothing because of my interest in the patterns and embroidery on Bai clothing. Though a seemingly lackluster topic, I found that my project became less and less about clothing, and more about the preservation of traditions in a village that is becoming more and more exposed to the world outside of the valley. I welcome you to take a look at my project, and see how my ideas and thoughts had developed over the course of a month!