Ashley M. Johnson ‘08 participated in the inaugural year of Princeton in Asia’s Summer of Service program, an 8 week English language immersion program for students at a teachers’ college in one of the neediest areas of western China. Ashley stayed in China for an additional 4 months to participate in a Chinese language immersion program and actually completed one of her junior papers while living in China. She returned as a co-leader for the Summer of Service program in 2007.
She describes the scene above: “I went on a camel ride in Inner Mongolia, in one of the corners of Gobi Desert. I literally went from flat plains, crossed a river and entered the desert. “
Photo courtesy of Ashley Johnson.