Following a short introduction at the airport, students were taken to the famous Tulou region, which is home to some of China’s most interesting circular structures set amid a magnificent mountain landscape. The group stayed at what looked like a beautifully redecorated wooden farm-house, with 2 students per room and boys and girls were separated into different buildings. One student mentioned, “This looks like my grandmother’s house” hence instilling a sense of nostalgia for what was compared to what is in the big city. After settling in and having some local lunch, students were given a series of team challenges that would test their communication and leadership skills and allow them to reflect on what they saw, how they can improve and what it meant to collaborate. In the evening students finished with an activity called the leadership recipe, which helped students think about what ingredients or components make up a leader in their eyes. One group created a cake with different layers of leadership attributes, others drew a tree with different branches of what makes up a good leader.