In Taipei, Taiwan
My husband and I believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.We want our son to become educated through experience rather than theory.
Learning to interact with matured high achievers
Not too long ago, my son traveled to Taiwan to take advantage of a unique learning environment not normally encountered within schools.
tasting the local food in Taipei's famed night market
He had the opportunity to extend his knowledge beyond the classroom, learning in a fun, engaging and more stimulating context. The older participants who come from varied backgrounds and professions were generous in sharing their knowledge and experience.
He observed two campaign rallies held in Taipei and was fortunate to see Taiwan President Ma Ying Jeou in person.
Although he is too young to vote at the coming election, he gains a deep understanding watching our leaders in the decision-making process.
The result was an insight into a world that had previously been completely foreign. He brought home newly forged friendships and lasting memories from this trip.
Education is one of the best investments one ever makes, opening up a path of personal growth and life opportunities.
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