Welcome back to our 10 returning Chinese students and 6 new international students! Last Friday the students joined together for an authentic Chinese meal (at least the closest we can find in this area). We welcomed our new students and new ESL teacher, Ms. Miller! Our International students are off to a great start. Be sure to welcome them if you see them around campus!
Our International Student Program began with the 2015-16 school year. Students come to AACS with the intention of staying through graduation. AACS families serve as host families for these students. As Christians we are called by God to make an impact on culture and society. We cannot do this without cross-cultural understanding and competency. Our international students have been such a blessing to the AACS community.
This fall, I have the opportunity to travel to China to meet our international students' families and visit some Chinese high schools. I will be spending time in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou introducing prospective families to AACS and the culture of our community. In preparation for this trip, I've been gathering stories from our students and am excited to share them with our Chinese families. It's fun to think that schools all the way across the world will be learning about the mission of our school and rocking some AACS gear! I'd appreciate your prayers for traveling mercies and opportunities to speak Truth to these new friends.
If you are interested in learning more about our host family program please email me at Bthornton@aacsonline.org.
Written by Bethany Thornton,
International Student Prog. Coordinator, Student Counselor