At my school we do these things called ‘Outside Demos’, where we go to a public place, set up our stuff, then give 30 minute classes to whatever kids are there. Upon being asked to do this, I thought it was going to be super weird, but there were a bunch of kids and we had a good time. It’s amazing how trusting children are and how quickly you go from saying hello, to tickling them and lifting them over your head. 


Degen Hill

About: Degen Hill is a travel junkie, gym enthusiast, and avid writer who currently resides in Beijing. He is a 28-year-old graduate of Eastern Washington University where he studied Spanish & Communications and quickly learned that life's too short to not travel. Degen is aggressively realistic, open-minded, sarcastic, curious, and results-driven.

Currently: Degen graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master's of Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in Beijing. He is now a reporter and editor for the political magazine China Today (今日中国). His Chinese language ability is a work in progress and enjoys the challenge. He is currently living in Andingmen (Right above the Forbidden City).