Thursday, February 28, 2013

China Exchange

Essential Question:  What is it like to be a student in China, and how is 
China’s culture different from my own?

NHS Chinese Teacher/Trip Leader Meg Pechenick, Shuai "David" Fu '15, Ellis Berman '16, Katie Campbell-Tompkins '13, and NHS Instructor/Trip Leader Kris McClure, take a moment out from final China Exchange preparations to pose for a photo. The group will depart from NHS at 4am on Sunday, March 3. Through March 8, they will stay at The High School Affiliated to Fudan University (actual name), one of the most prestigious high schools in Shanghai. There they will attend classes with Fudan students, in both English and Chinese in order to begin exploring their essential question. Then, they will also venture on to explore the scenic and culturally rich Hangzhou region. Do follow us here, as students and leaders will be blogging about their adventure along the way.

Description: The China Exchange is designed to give New Hampton students a new perspective on life in one of the most fascinating and swiftly developing countries in the world. The group will travel to Shanghai, and also explore Hangzhou, and the famous Longjing tea fields, over the course of 12 days. For the first half of the trip, the group will stay at a Chinese school, experiencing firsthand the daily life of a typical Chinese high school student. The rest of the trip will be spent traveling and learning about China's rich history and culture. Students will learn about China’s education policies, political system, contemporary society, and environmental issues.

The High School Affiliated to Fudan University website-

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