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Student Spotlight: Teaching English in Taiwan

by Caesar Feng | January 23rd, 2012

Caesar Feng taught English to elementary school students in Taiwan as part of the Assisting Individuals with Disadvantages Program. At the end of his teaching period, he and his co-teachers had students participate in a performance to show off their English skills. This is his story.

AID Summer was unforgettable. The people, the friends you bonded with, the faculty you became buddies with, and especially the students who you never knew existed until you came to their elementary school. Sure, Taiwan rained, poured, and sweated out every inch of my body; but, I can honestly say it was a worthwhile experience that I will never forget. One month, that I will never regret enduring–the struggle of frustration, anger, resentment and the most satisfying feeling of accomplishment. Let’s be honest, who can say they lived in the auditorium of a school or cleared out the third for a massive water fight? I can.

AID Summer not only gave me life-long memories, but also a sense of independence. Away from the hustle and bustle of school, the chattering of parental gossip, and the constant nagging to make something of yourself, AID Summer provided a moment of absolute euphoria without the burdens of home. Of course, homesickness is inevitable, but you learn to truly appreciate your parents and your education. AID Summer allowed me to foster a sense of individualism, allowed me to reconnect to my heritage, allowed me to get a better sense of me. Rather than have another meaningless summer, join AID Summer and truly open your eyes to reality.

Caeser Feng is a second year B.S. Management Science student at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is involved with the Associated Students and Emerging Leaders Program at UCSD. In addition, he recently had a summer internship at American Plus Bank.


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