Central Catholic students visit China

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Monday, 13 August 2012 04:00
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TOLEDO—Six students from the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Toledo Central Catholic High School, accompanied by their IB chemistry teacher Ann Hajibrahim, attended the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. high school students from July 15-29.

Toledo area students visit the Forbidden City in Beijing while participating in the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. high school students in July. (Photo courtesy of Toledo Central Catholic High School)
Toledo area students visit the Forbidden City in Beijing while participating in the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. high school students in July. (Photo courtesy of Toledo Central Catholic High School)

The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp is designed to enhance understanding and exchange between the youth in both China and the United States, and to promote an interest in Chinese language and cultural studies. During their trip to Beijing and Henan Province, the Central Catholic students studied Chinese language and culture in traditional classrooms, visited with local students and with a Chinese family, participated in various sports and cultural activities and visited Chinese historical points of interest. They also took the Youth Chinese Test.

Central Catholic students who made the trip were Claire Langenderfer, Brendan O’Hearn, Hannah Osswald, Bernadette Reamer, Sarah Rumple and Blake Wasung. In addition, students from Ottawa Hills High School and Toledo St. John’s Jesuit High School participated in the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp.

Central Catholic has been an IB World School since February 2009, and the IB course of study includes a Chinese language class. Part of the mission of the International Baccalaureate Organization is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Opportunities like the Chinese Bridge Camp reflect Central Catholic’s mission to prepare students for a global society.

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Last Updated on Friday, 10 August 2012 13:32
 
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