Archives for: November 22nd, 2019

Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration 2019

Written by Vukica Elenovska on November 22, 2019

By Vukica Elenovska On Sunday, November 17, The Beijing Center (TBC) held a Thanksgiving Dinner in honor of their service learning initiatives this semester and in celebration of giving thanks. The evening began with a reception in the cozy welcoming area at the Manmanhai restaurant in Beijing. The venue provided a warm and intimate environment…

A Day with the Migrant Children’s Foundation

Written by Vukica Elenovska on October 28, 2019

On October 19, TBC students and faculty joined MCF’s founder, Helen Boyle, and her team of amazing volunteers, for a day spent teaching kindergarten and 5th grade students, English basics. Migrant Children’s Foundation, or MCF, is a Beijing-based non-profit that works with disadvantaged schools to provide kids with healthcare and educational support, among other things. The…

Don’t Miss Out On A Bethel Service Trip

Written by Vukica Elenovska on September 26, 2019

By Zachary K., Loyola University Maryland, TBC Fall 2019 Student “Ok! We have to stop playing with the kids now. If we stay any longer the kids will be TOO EXCITED to go to sleep tonight.” Try to imagine making someone this happy – so happy that they can’t even fall asleep. This is what…

Volunteer Teaching. Topic: Culture Shock!

Written by The Beijing Center on November 27, 2017

by Almudena R., Loyola University Chicago, Fall 2017 A couple weeks ago, The Beijing Center worked with its host university, the University of International Business and Economics, to give us the opportunity to volunteer teach first year students about culture shock – giving these students a free, supplementary class to help them practice their English…

Volunteering at Migrant Children’s Foundation

Written by The Beijing Center on November 6, 2017

Jesuit education is all about giving back, and The Beijing Center is no exception. A few weeks ago, a few of my classmates and I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at a school run by Migrant Children’s Foundation, in a less touristy neighborhood in Beijing. When we arrived, we were immediately surrounded by children…