What is Chiji?
Chiji is a Chinese word meaning "significant moment" or "turning point". It is an event that changes a person's life, and whether that change is for the better or for the worse depends on the individual's readiness and willingness to learn from the experience. Implicit in the word chiji is the belief that each person has the key to open the door to new and valuable opportunities. The Institute for Experiential Education takes chiji to heart to produce the Chiji line of processing tools and books about education. The Institute is a collective of active experiential educators making their best ideas available to fellow teachers, adventure programmers, recreation leaders, and counselors.