Students from China spent five days in Endicott for the annual Union-Endicott Chinese Exchange program this summer.
Fun Group Pic at the Park
The students and teachers - from Kunming, China - flew into New York City on July 17 and rode buses to Endicott to begin their exchange program with an orientation and a welcome dinner. The students stayed with host families, traveled to nearby colleges, and did other local activities during their time here before a departure picnic featuring a lunch of spiedies at Dorchester Park on July 22.
Students throwing around footballs at the park
This is the third year of the exchange program at UE, the only one of its kind in the area. UE students will travel to China next summer. The district also has exchange programs with schools in Italy and France. Thanks to Mary Andersen and Laura Yates for organizing this year's program, and also thank you to the host families and sponsors for another successful event.
To see a slideshow of photos from the welcome dinner provided by Karen Boba, please visit the photo gallery HERE.
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