The Open Doors and Open Arms of China...
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Imagine spending three hours touring a school campus that looks more like a college than a high school with over 5,000 students in grades 10-12. Imagine meeting in a huge board room with a principal eager to make CCS a “sister school” in America. Not all schools became official partners, but I received the same hospitality everywhere our team went.
As I visited with English-speaking students across China, it was clear that many of them long to experience an American education.
Calvary has been home to international students every year since 2002. This recent trip represents a strategic expansion of our international presence. What an honor it is to share our perspective with these students—if for no other reason than to help them understand that America’s greatest values are not determined by Hollywood and hip-hop music.
Like our Chinese friends, CCS values the heritage and ideals of our ancestors and founding fathers as well as the wisdom found in ancient words. The differences are important, to be sure, but communication begins where shared life overlaps.
It is our hope to expand our educational outreach to students in China. One of our pending plans involves a new private school in Shanghai. Words cannot express the experience of seeing this vast country on the cusp of unimaginable development and new educational horizons. It was an honor to be introduced to so many fellow educators in this far-away land.
Please take a moment to view this photo-montage of highlights from the trip.
For some awe-inspiring professional time-lapse video footage of China CLICK HERE.