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Lexi in Shanghai

Ever since I was a child, my life has always been linked to helping other people. I founded Kids Helping Kids when I was in sixth grade after I was in a serious car accident. While in the hospital, I heavily relied on the support of my friends and family as I had recovered. As I reflected on my accident and the serious injuries I had suffered, I saw the incredible power that I was shown as everyone came together to help me heal. The idea to start KHK was inspired by the small acts of kindness I witnessed from so many. I was so moved by the generosity of my peers that I wanted to harness that energy and share it with others, who may not have the same access to support. Kids Helping Kids has changed the way I view the world and others around me. I love volunteering because of the experiences and lessons I gain. It has shown me the power I have to make a difference in another person's life, and the impact that the people we serve have on my life.

Term: Spring 2018, Summer 2018
Study Abroad Location

All about Lexi

Where I'm From: 
Gilford, NH
My Home University: 
Lafayette College
My Major: 
International Affairs

Favorite thing about going abroad?

I'm most excited about speaking Mandarin in Shanghai and improving my speaking and listening comprehension skills! I was born in Singapore and lived in Hong Kong until my family moved back to Connecticut when I was 5 and have been studying Mandarin throughout high school and college, but I can't wait to converse with others outside of the classroom and learn more about Chinese culture.

Posts by Lexi

August 16, 2018
July 26, 2018
Cultural Immersion, IES Internship
July 3, 2018
Academics, Cultural Immersion, IES Internship, Language
June 15, 2018
Housing, IES Internship, Internship / Service Learning, Language
June 6, 2018
Field Trip / Travel
May 14, 2018
Field Trip / Travel, Photo
May 6, 2018
Cultural Immersion, Language
April 22, 2018
Field Trip / Travel, Photo
April 14, 2018
March 29, 2018
Language, Orientation, Photo
March 14, 2018