King School hosts Chinese students as part of exchange program

By Erin Kayata, Published

STAMFORD — In March, students from King School will be going to China as part of a decades-old exchange program between King School and a school in Beijing.

Earlier this month, 19 students from the Chinese school visited King to experience a day in the life of a King student. The Chinese students got to try virtual reality and 3D printing machines in the Innovation Lab, explored 1980s art history and the techniques used during that period, went to AP Government, Chinese, chemistry and biology classes, played basketball and toured the King campus.In exchange, students from King will spend three days at the Jianhua School in Beijing this spring. The students will spend 12 days in China, also traveling to Shanghai and Chengdu. They will see The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Jade Buddha Temple and more. Some Vikings basketball players from King will practice with and play against the basketball teams from schools in Shanghai and Beijing.

Last summer, Dr. Chosson, Director of Global Education, Micah Hauben, Dean of Athletics, and Siying Ma, World Languages Faculty, went to Beijing to prepare for our students March trip. The group visited domestic Chinese and International schools in Shanghai and Beijing to research for the program.

erin.kayata@stamfordadvocate.com