All of the Peace Corps volunteers spent two weeks in Chengdu for training. We took Chinese and TEFL classes and had sessions on other topics like secondary projects, religion in China, and photography (I led those three!) We were so busy in classes all day that I only took one set of photos the entire two weeks. On our last night we had a “talent show” and pizza party. A lot of volunteers had especially interesting talents – here’s Haneen playing the guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument that is played by plucking the strings. She has been learning how to play it for the past few months.

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