Press release on behalf of Reps Barrows, Poirier and Howitt.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Representatives Jay Barrows (R-Mansfield), Elizabeth A. Poirier (R-North Attleboro) and Steven S. Howitt (R- Seekonk) recently hosted several Chinese exchange students visiting Wheaton College for the summer at the Massachusetts State House. “I learned a lot from visiting with this group of students and was very happy to heed their curiosity and questions," Poirier said. They seemed to really enjoy their visit and I am proud to have hosted such a bright, young group of students here in Boston.” Wheaton College is partnering with Norton High School students to show the Chinese Students what life is like in the United States, and specifically the Commonwealth. The students came to the State House for lunch and a tour then spent the remainder…
Center for Global Education, NHS Global Ambassadors host Chinese students.
While learning foreign languages in a classroom is an important part of education, there's nothing like being submersed in the culture itself. Twenty-four high school students and two of their teachers have traveled from China as part of the Wheaton College Center for Global Education Summer English Language program on the college campus, which began Friday, July 15 and runs through Thursday, Aug. 4. This is only the second year the program has been in place. “This program is designed to help students who aren’t U.S. citizens come for three weeks, study English and learn about the U.S. culture,” said Alfredo Varela, dean of the Center for Global Education. This year, the involvement of Norton Public Schools has been increased by …