Kayla Williams April 14, 2014Today was our first visit to Inner Mongolia University Arts College and it was amazing. We had a meeting with President Li Yulin and some of the teachers we would be working with for the next nine days. After the meeting we had some free time and most of us played soccer with some of the students at the College, it was a lot of fun to play with them, even though I find soccer challenging. After playing soccer, we went to a choir class and it was the most amazing thing. We talked for some time and then they sang for us. It was unbelievable. I honestly don’t have any words to describe the experience. It gave me goose bumps. We also went to a rehearsal tonight at 8:30 and we exchanged performances and when they sing the girls sound like one voice. It’s amazing how they can do that. We also had a band rehearsal today. I am pretty sure I have played the same music when they went to Vermont in the fall of last year. So I guess you could say that I got a head start. It was nice to see familiar faces in the band and it was nice to perform with them again. The most challenging part of our day was the dance rehearsal. We are dancing with professionals and it puts some pressure on you. I am getting the dance, for now, and its super cool and I cannot wait to do the joint performance with them. The next nine days will be tiring and a little bit stressful but it will be the best time of my life. I am so pumped for this experience and I have a feeling I won’t want to leave.