Rochester Community Schools is proud to announce that it is hosting 60 students and six staff members from China as part of its strategic plan in the area of global awareness. “The exchange program enables students and staff from both countries to make personal connections so they can explore the similarities and differences that exist between educational systems, cultures, political systems, geography, and history,” said Executive Director of Elementary Education Michael Behrmann.

Visits will take place from October 2-15. The students and staff are from Zhangjiagang Experimental Primary School (Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province), Liangfeng Middle School (Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province), and Xishan Senior High School (Wuxi, Jiangsu Province). “At Rochester Community Schools, we believe that it is critical to provide an enriched learning environment where our students can experience a variety of customs, lifestyles, and backgrounds,” said Shaner. “By educating our school community through such diverse programs, we can continue to build awareness and understanding that is so important in today’s global environment.”