Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chinese Exchange Students Come to AHS!

This past Sunday, a group of 30 Chinese students and four teachers arrived from Beijing to spend the week at Arlington High School. This is the second year AHS has welcomed these students, who come from the High School Affiliated To Beijing Normal University. Most students stayed in families while they were here, while others stayed at the Homewood Suites in Arlington. Students shadowed their American host siblings for three days at AHS, attended a presentation by the Guidance Department on applying to American universities, went to a basketball and a hockey game, and enjoyed outings into Boston and Cambridge.

While our Chinese friends left us today, the exchange is only just beginning! Over April vacation, seven Arlington students will travel with two teachers to Beijing to spend a week with host families, attend Chinese high school, and visit tourist sites around Beijing. 

Chinese students arrive at the Homewood Suites in Arlington
Chinese teacher, Qi Te, presents a gift to Arlington High School
AHS Principal, Dr. Matthew Janger, speaks to the Chinese students and thanks them for coming
The Chinese & American students! The start of a lifelong friendship!!
The exchange teachers: AHS Mandarin teacher, Na Lu-Hogan; Chinese teacher, Qi Te;
World Language Director, Catherine Ritz; and Social Studies Director, Dr. Kerry Dunne

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