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
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
Photos from day 1 and 2 in Xi’an by TIS parents Noah Kolman & Chelsea Heiser
All photos by our Head of Elementary, Bodo Heiliger.
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
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.
Whilst in Suzhou, our Capstone students appeared on two different Chinese news sites! Students were photographed wearing Hanfu as they learnt traditional artistic techniques.
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.
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!
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.
Capstone 2019 has begun! Chinese track 5th graders and parent chaperones departed early Wednesday morning for Shanghai. Everyone was very excited to get the trip started. The group will spend two nights in Shanghai before heading to Suzhou where the students will start their homestays.