Posted on: September 16, 2010
Contact: Margaret Pasquet, Pan Asian Studies, 520-225-6556, Margaret.Pasquet@tusd1.org
The Arizona delegation of the 2010 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students (sponsored by HANBANís National Office for Chinese Language International), will be meeting on Saturday, September 18th, at 1:30-3:30 pm at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center at 1288 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-2522 to debrief on their experiences from this summerís language, culture, and martial arts camp at Henan Province, China.
HANBAN is a non-government organization which primarily promotes Chinese language and culture. They invited 1,050 American high school students and teachers from across the nation to participate in the program this year. The program is designed to promote American high school students to learn the Chinese language and to directly experience and understand the Chinese culture and people. This is the fourth year of the program.
The Arizona delegation includes students and teachers from the Tucson and Phoenix area. The seven high schools represented are: University High, Tucson High Magnet, Catalina Foothills High, Dobson High, Mesa Academy, Arizona Virtual Academy, and Gilbert Public Schools.
Jing Ma, the Arizona delegation leader, is a Chinese language teacher in Tucson Unified School District’s Pan Asian Studies Department. For those interested in participating next year, please contact Mr. Ma at: Jing.Ma@tusd1.org