A life changing experience

Housing: 10
Support: 10
Fun: 10
Value: 10
Safety: 10

My experience with Edupal was pretty unique since I came to China in January of 2020; just about a week before the coronavirus pandemic caused many things to shut down.

Despite things being uncertain and scary in the world, I felt very safe and taken care of by my host family and Edupal. I had some health problems and my host family was quick to take me to the doctor and pay for my bills. I had some flight cancellations and EduPal gladly did the work of extending my visa for me.

During our time social distancing, the folks at EduPal were very adaptable and able to quickly find ways to change their program to be online. This kept us safe and also made sure we were still getting the benefits of the program. China as a country is very efficient in public health and safety, so we were all able to be back out safely exploring in no time.

I was able to go on two trips with Edupal as well as two trips with my host family.

Hiking in beautiful mountains, visiting the beach, taking classes in chinese painting, cooking, and kungfu, and singing at KTV are just a few of the great memories I’ve made here.

I am leaving China with many new friends, good connections and job offers if I ever want to come back and work full time, and a decent comprehension of Chinese language.

China really felt like home for 6 months and I will be waiting for the day I can come back to visit everyone!

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed