Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority welcomes Chinese students as part of cultural exchange program

This must be amazing for these kids from China to spend a week with families in Alabama and then go home again.   - - Donna Poisl

By Christopher Edmunds, Special to The Tuscaloosa News

The Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority on Wednesday welcomed 14 Chinese students as part of a cultural exchange program in a ceremony at the Faucett Brothers Center in Northport.

The students, ranging in age from 11 to 14, are from the city of Kumming, in the southwestern region of China.

The exchange was arranged by camp coordinator Richard Davis, who has traveled extensively in China.

"It was our goal to bring the two cultures together," Davis said. "This is the fourth one we've done. This time the students are older, and that opens a lot of doors because they can speak a little bit better and communicate with the host families."
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