Joining HHS progam is nothing short of a journey. I came to the program to study Chinese langauage and get to know more about the Chinese culture. When I learned that this program offers free weekly Chinese classes, i was over the moon! However, the actual experience with Chinese classes wasn't as expected. Granted, the Chinese teachers were all great but at the same time, because the classes were open to all participants, there were always those who attended classes just for fun. The teachers were often distracted by them and it rendered a less desirable experience during the class in return...the good thing for me personally though was that I had learned some Chinese before so after four months being in the low level classes, I was able to move to a higher level class and it was much better!
Overall, this was definitely not a bad experience for me. I learned the language I wanted to learn and the family was great too. Ohhh, don't forget the new friends I met in the program! They are absolutely awesome!