For many grade 9 students, this particular ELP trip to Anhui also served as a contemporary lesson in history, as they learned and experienced first-hand traditional and ancient Chinese culture. At Keystone, the diversity, richness, and complexity of Chinese history and culture are taught in the classroom, but ELP trips provide students the opportunity to experience China, their home country, from a completely different lens. For many students, such as Sabrina Liang, the experience in Anhui “taught me that wood carvings and artwork are very important to the Anhui people and important for storytelling in Chinese history. I was really impressed by a particular horse sculpture made entirely of wood. I have been studying sculpture in my visual arts class, and when I saw this sculpture it inspired me to want to learn more about these skills and techniques the Anhui people used so that I can improve upon my own craft”.