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Reflections for the plane-ride!

Hello friends!

We’re less than a week away now from meeting in Beijing!

We have put together a few questions for you to ponder on your plane ride to China. No need to stress about these, but instead we hope you can view these prompts as an opportunity to reflect and share some things about yourself that you may have thought twice about including in your self-introduction to the whole group, but would feel comfortable sharing in confidentiality with your instructor team.

What would you like us to know about you that isn’t included in your application or in your intro yak? What would be most helpful for us to know? Please jot down some thoughts in response to these questions to give us upon meeting in China. You may consider some of the questions below:

    • What inspires you, and what can we do to help you feel motivated and challenged? What can we do to make you feel safe and supported in our student group?
    • What annoys you? Do you have any pet peeves that we should avoid?
    • What does it look like when you are struggling or having a hard time? How can we support you when this happens?
    • What aspect of the course most excites you? Is there anything about it that makes you nervous?
    • Do you have any personal goals for the semester? How can we support you to reach these?

We hope you can use this reflection as an opportunity to set some intentions for this course and let us know how we can best support you in meeting your goals.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Marcus, Pei-yuen, and Maddie