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Meet Petra – our new Community Manager

Sunday, August 1, 2010 by

Petra is a busy woman at Tian An Men Square

Busy at Tian An Men Square

Most of you probably know Petra from emails, Skype or Facebook. Some of you even met her at one of our trips to schools. What you may not know is that she  was working for us for over a year as a volunteer. That means without being paid any money, just to make that clear ;-) She joined us almost a year and a half ago because she was intrigued both by the type of programs that we offer, that we offer them to everybody from anywhere in the world, and by our “Student Cooperator” system, whereby former participants help the new ones apply.

Petra is just the kind of “worldly” person we are happy to see in this role. Among other adventures, she studied and lived for several years in Taiwan and mainland China, has been in industrial business with China for six years and of course speaks fluent Chinese.

Today, we’d like to announce that Petra will officially become our “Community Manager”, taking care of our Facebook page, comments under posts on our website and developing our network of student cooperators around the world. She will also be reaching out to schools and students’ organizations at schools, around the world, so if you know the right people at your school and would like to help her, waste no time to get in touch :-)

By the way, if you are from Africa, Asia or Latin America and would like to join Petra as her volunteer junior colleague, or if you know somebody who would like to, please get in touch too! The more international our team is, the better!

Enjoy a few of her pics which she’s publishing to introduce herself

Note: Just to make sure there’s no misunderstanding, this is about the community, all the official stuff, such as applications, payments and refunds, continues to be handled as set in our Terms & Conditions.

Petra in Kenting National Park, Taiwan

Kenting N.P. Taiwan

Chinese food, guess what we are eating

Something to eat

Petra in the Forbidden City, Beijing

Forbidden City

McDonald's in China

Something familiar

Petra on the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall

Qingdao and the Pacific Ocean

Qingdao and the Pacific

Petra in the Black Bamboo Park

Black Bamboo Park

Li Zicheng statute

Li Zicheng

Petra at the Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace

Kunming Lake

Highway in China

Highway in China

Petra with mini Cooper

Petra’s dream car

Petra busy in the Summer Palace

Busy in the Summer Palace

Questions? Ask below :-) In English, please.

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