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Day 6

posted Jun 25, 2010, 11:25 PM by Unknown user

Dear Parents, 


Our final day has come to a close.  Your children are currently in their rooms, their bags packed, and getting ready to sleep (if they are not asleep yet).  Our alarm clocks are set for 4am - and we leave for the airport at 4:30am, as our flight leaves at 9am. (See details from our website or the packet we handed out).  I'll ask the students to call in Israel as soon as we know what train we are taking to Haifa - they leave every hour throughout the night.  


Today was full like the rest of the days.  In the morning we went on a 5 hour tour to learn about the Jewish history of Shanghai.  The guide was clear and knowledgeable, and I believe we all learned a great deal of what there is to know.  I've summarized the notes that we took below, and I really encourage everyone to read them


After the tour and lunch, we spent several hours at an indoor market, where the students had the opportunity to buy some gifts.  They really enjoyed bargaining with the merchants and looking through all the material.  At one point during the day, I asked the student to reflect about the trip and give me a quote about what was most meaningful.  This is what they said:


Inon - "I liked learning about Chinese culture and meeting Asian people."


Yuval - "Meeting really intersting people from around the world really opened my mind."


Lavy - "It was a once in a lifetime experience."


Bar - "Colliding with different people and a new culture confirmed my beleif that the world is really large."


Matan - "To compete in the Scholar's Cup and see Shanghai fulfilled a dream that I had.  It also showed me that many people love Israel, and that made me proud."


Or - "I learned how to debate very well and many things about new cultures."