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Intro from Jack

你好 everyone! My name is Jack, and I’m from Boston. I went to boarding school and graduated last spring, and I start college this fall. So far on my gap year has been very eventful: I biked across Europe over the summer and then did a NOLS semester course in New Zealand in the fall. I love being outside and my favorite outdoor activities include hiking, biking, mountaineering, and whitewater canoeing.

I took Chinese classes throughout high school and did a summer program in China after my sophomore year. I’m super excited to be going back to China, and I can’t wait to explore such a foreign place. Some other things about me:

  • Big Boston sports fan, especially the Red Sox
  • I love to read, both fiction and non-fiction
  • I have a dog named Remy
  • My Chinese name is 孔杰 (kong jie)

I can’t wait to meet you all! I’m excited to be serving as our student travel leader, and hopefully our flights will all go well.