I‘ve been at the academy four months, and since I arrived all students and staffs are very friendly instead of being serious to me. So I can have fun as well as train hard the kids like to learn English and they also help you with your Chinese. I have a lot more to learn. Christmas feels like Christmas with the snow. The rooms are really warm and suitable. There are great views and when it is hot outside, we go down to the lake and meditate. Plenty of places for pictures all the locals are good people, nice and friendly. Food is great and various most days. The nearest town is quiet while the city is fantastic. What a great experience being in this academy!