January 14, 2016 Summer of Service (SOS) held their first official Wuxi, China Program meeting for the student participants and parents to begin the team building process between everyone involved, and had the first presentation to go over the trip happening July 1st - June 10th, 2016.
Students arrived at 4:30 to hear from each of the four teachers traveling with them to China, and participate in a series of icebreakers to introduce themselves and start learning about the culture surrounding China. From learning about Chinese New Year, proper chopstick etiquette, and even some common hobbies between them, the students started the foundation for a successful SOS traveling group. Important objectives students started going over were:
By 7:00, all participants had a chance to ask any questions to all four teachers so by 7:30, everyone left for their home feeling informed, excited, and prepared for the 2016, Summer of Service: Wuxi, China Program.