Learning beyond borders: Chinese students’ educational trip to Taiwan

Thirteen Chinese language students recently traveled to Taiwan for a 12-day educational sightseeing and school exchange program. Splitting their time between Taipei and Yilan in eastern Taiwan, our students gained insights into the history, traditions, architecture and culture of Taiwan while improving their Chinese language skills. Among other activities, students had a chance to pick scallions at a local scallion farm and learned how to make scallion pancakes. They visited 十份 to make a wish and set off sky lanterns, and they engaged in several language-based scavenger hunts in Taiwan’s night markets and neighborhoods. Students had the unique opportunity to stay with local families for part of the trip and attend school at the Shoushan High School 壽山高中 with their host siblings. It was a wonderful opportunity to put our classroom lessons to use! 

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