Submitted by Pamela Herron, M.F.A.
NMSU Confucius Institute
The Chinese language program of the Confucius Institute at New Mexico State University has extended to our neighbors at the University of Texas at El Paso and Cathedral High School for nearly four years. After a successful dedication this past spring of their new Confucius Classroom, the Chinese language students at CHS are now ready for their first trip to China this summer! Seven students will travel to Beijing and to Dengfeng, home of the Shaolin Temple, with their Principal Br. Nick Gonzalez and Pamela Herron of the Confucius Institute NMSU. This will be the first time for any of these students to visit China.
This Summer Camp is sponsored by the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (Hanban) and more than 700 students from the United States are expected to participate. The student experience will include intensive Chinese language study, interaction with other students studying Chinese and students who live in China, visits to historic and cultural sites, and much more. We are especially excited that our students will have an opportunity to visit the world famous center for kung fu training and study at the Shaolin Temple.
Zai jian, Cathedral! We’ll look forward to hearing about all your adventures!