El Monte Welcomes Delegation of Chinese Students to Community

Chelsea Dickerson
April 2, 2014 • 195 views

The El Monte community hosted a delegation of students from China as part of an ongoing partnership to raise cross-cultural awareness.
The 105 students, ages 8-15, and ten adults from the Harbin Zhongshanlu Primary School located in the Heilongjiang region, spent two weeks in El Monte learning about American language, customs and history and visiting Southern California museums and attractions.  The students also attended English language and history classes at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
“Hosting the delegation was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how students from China live and learn, while sharing what is important in our culture,” said Anita Patel, who was instrumental in hosting the students.  “It is remarkable to see what the Chinese youth have in common with the children of El Monte. It is an honor to share this special experience with these students and celebrate the vast diversity in our community.”
A highlight of the student’s trip was a tour of El Monte City Hall and the El Monte Police Department.
Patel hopes more delegations will chose to visit El Monte to learn more about the diverse culture of the community.

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