Archive for the ‘Fourpoint 9’ Category

Arrived in Kunming!

March 19, 2015
We arrived safely and on time to Kunming after an uneventful flight. Kids wrote in their journals and slept on the 3 1/2 hour flight from Beijing. The school we are visiting, the Kunming Foreign…Read More

Bye Bye Beijing, Hello Xi’an

We’ve arrived safely in Xi’an. Today we made the shift from the current capital of China, Beijing, to the original capital, Xi’an.  The differences were immediately apparent, as we flew in over green fields while…Read More

Chengdu Has Arrived Safely!

After a leaving the dry brown of late winter in Beijing, it is wonderful to come to the warmer, greener climes of early spring in Chengdu (although I was admonished to wear a heavy coat…Read More

All arrived safely!

I have heard from all of the leaders that they have landed safely in their host cities. Xi’an, Chengdu, and Kunming students have all gone home with their hosts and Quanzhou is on their way…Read More

A Great First Day in Tanzania!

March 18, 2015
Mrs Shifrin was able to send along these pictures but she couldn't blog directly from Tanzania. See below for her comments about the day. We planted trees at the new secondary school where we met…Read More

A Wonderful Last Day in Beijing!

Our last full day in Beijing was another busy one!  The first part of the day allowed students to have a choice between a walk through the hutong and the National Museum. Those who went…Read More

Forbidden City and Beyond

March 17, 2015
An amazing day engulfed in China’s cultural history on our visit to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, and Beihai Park. Several students took advantage of an early morning walk with Colin. Soon after, the rest…Read More

Great Day in Beijing!

We are working on a blog post about our day, but we are encountering a few technical difficulties. We may get something up tonight (American East Coast morning) , but the hour is getting late,…Read More

Amsterdam and Journals

We had a great flight over the pond. We are enjoying Schiphiol, and Peter Southam is looking for the longest Dutch word while students start journals.  Quote of the day from Duncan: Mr. Southsm has…Read More

Goodness, Gracious, Great Wall of China!

March 16, 2015
The second full day in Beijing began with an early start and a two and a half hour bus ride north to hike the Great Wall.  It’s good to know that another class of Gould frosh…Read More