Honestly, I didn't expect much before I actually arrive in China. I do intersted in Chinese culture and I plan to join because I really want to experience the difference. However, I met a wonderful family, and Lopair really good at helping and supporting me during the time when COVID-19 breakout in China.
I was very worried and even panic when it started, the situation was pretty overwhelming. My host Mom was really nice to me and I also think of leaving the program earlier. When I asking questions and options how to leave, Lopair shows their great support and I also understand it's hard to get the flight during the time, I received a very clear explanation on the available options. But leaving my wonderful host family, I will feel so aweful and regreted. I got a lot helps and support from my host family and lopair, I don't feel good by leaving them at this hard time. So, I decided to stay after all.
And I'm glad that I stayed, becuase once the pandemic situation was under controled, my host family is able to take me out and we have short-trip to visit their hometown in Huzhou, a really wonderful place to visit, we climbed up the top of the mountain, visited some historical sites, learning history and ancient stories……
I thought my trip to China will be end up really bad when the COVID19 started, but it's not~ Totally out of my expectation~ I appreciate a lot and it's soooo nice to met my host family. I do suggest people who would like to join this progarm will need to prepared for being a teacher since Chinese family wants you to teach the kids to learn English.
The teaching sometime may needs you to generate some creative ideas to teach. You may also be prepared that you will need to learn Mandarin in China, Lopair offers Mandarin class and I'm able to catch up my poor Chinese, which now become one of the biggest gain during the program.