It was the last day and the trip had come to it’s conclusion. It was time for the students to check out of the hotel and say goodbye to China. As they flew back the students reflected on their amazing journey. It was hard to believe for the students that so much had happened in such a short amount of time.
Their visits to three distinct cities that had such a variety of history, culture, and chances to learn about China was slowly being processed through remembering moments together like walking the Burnd of Shanghai, or praying to the Buddha statue in Wuxi, or even the painstaking, but rewarding climb of the Great Wall. After another 13 hour flight, SOS finally arrived back home in San Antonio where they were met by their families.
The group of 27 student ambassadors had experienced many things most people will never experience in their entire lifetime. The trip they took that summer would make great lasting impacts on the students. They will become more global, respectful, and open minded citizens that will have a positive impact for our entire community.