Home Country: China
Name of workcamp: Wazuka
Date: Aug 7-22,2015
Why did you choose this workcamp?
Because I have always wanted to visit Japan to experience their culture.
Is this your first workcamp?
Did you have any problems with the application process?
Yes.I wanted to apply another workcamp at the first time. But that workcamp does not accept Chinese applicants,
the members of Dreamwalker did not know about that.So time has been wasted on it.
Are the information sheet and guidebook helpful? Are the aims of the project and direction to the
workcamp clearly described for you to understand? If not, what suggestion(s) do you have?
The information sheet and guidebook is kind of useful, but is not necessary true that every workcamps would
follow it. Like my workcamp, they did not have the section of sharing culture to each other so my preparation is
useless. The good point is the aims of the project is clearly defined.
What are your hopes and expectation at the beginning of the workcamp?
I hope to meet new friends from all over the world and have an experience of the cultural activities in Japan.
Were the orientation, briefing, or evaluation sessions helpful?
The orientation was helpful. I had a general introduction to the workcamp before I started.
What was the best part(s) of the workcamp?
I would say the cultural activities was the best part of the workcamp. We have two free days to travel around.
Apart form that , we also have the chance to experience many traditional Japanese cultural activities.
Were your expectations met? If yes, how? If no, why?
Yes it was. Both meeting new friends and experiencing cultural activities.
What improvement can be made for this workcamp?
I think everything is quite good.
Do you have any suggestions for future volunteers?
Be hard working,humble, open-minded and friendly.
Was there any conflict/problems (ex. cultural differences) during the workcamp? If so, how was it resolved?
I would say that there was hardly any conflict in my workcamp.
Each project is meant to have an aim and for the volunteers to learn/reflect upon. Was the aim clear in your work? What did you learn?
The aim is very clear in my workcamp. We learn about the history of tea and the different types of green tea.
Any additional comments?