Today as class was done and I was wishing him well in college (he has never been away from home and I can tell he is nervous about it) he gave me a little gift. It is a key chain that has a miniature set of shells inside a clear box. It is hard to describe, but if you go to a temple in Taiwan people use larger ones of these to tell God's will for them. I'll post a picture and a more detailed explanation later (once I find out what they are called and can look up more info).
I was touched by his kind gesture. It was very thoughtful and shows one of the reasons I think of him as one of my best students.