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March 21, 2019

Capstone 2019: Student Voices

Beck: My host student took me out to a lot of places. One of my favorite one was a park and also walking on a famous bridge. One the weekend, we went to the mall and went shopping. There were so much fun stuff, like virtual reality. It was so fun to play with my… View Article

March 19, 2019

Capstone 2019: Xi’an Part III

We’ve been traveling in Xi’an. Today is our last day here.  On day 1, we’ve visited the Xingqing Palace park and the students conducted interviews with local residents. In the afternoon, we visited the terra-cotta warrior Museum. It was really impressive and memorable!  On day 2,  we visited the archaeology center and the students data… View Article

March 19, 2019

Capstone 2019: Xi’an Part II

Photos from our adventures in Xi’an! Through out our travels we have had our fearless leaders, Christy and Yifeng, guiding, teaching and nurturing our children! The children are confident and proud to step up and lead their families and navigate each day whether its meals, taxis or purchases! When I have asked what is going… View Article

March 15, 2019

Capstone 2019: The First Week

Today we successfully finished the homestay week. Every kid is back to their parents. There were a lot of laughs and tears in this week, but our kids have all grown up. They are more independent and truly becoming global citizens. As teachers, we are so proud to see them use Chinese communicate with local… View Article

March 13, 2019

Capstone 2019: Similarities and Differences

TIS students have been working on a collaborative project with SEES students today – Together, they have been comparing their two schools and discussing the similarities and differences. They enjoyed working together and made some impressive posters to show their findings. 

March 13, 2019

Capstone 2019: Students Making the News!

Whilst in Suzhou, our Capstone students appeared on two different Chinese news sites! Students were photographed wearing Hanfu as they learnt traditional artistic techniques.  

March 12, 2019

Capstone 2019: SEES Visit

The students have begun their time at SEES (Suzhou Experimental Elementary School). They have been participating in various school activities including morning exercise, art class, PE, lunch time and homeroom.        

March 9, 2019

Capstone 2019: Host Families

Today students went home with their host families. They are paired up with the same host students who visited TIS in January, and they were excited to reunite with their friends!

March 8, 2019

Capstone 2019: Shanghai

On Friday students experienced the world’s fastest and only Meglev train in Shanghai. After that students and their parents had a nice walk around the Bund, a waterfront area in central Shanghai.