Chinese Delegates Visit Heartland

Published 07/23 2014 04:57PM

Updated 07/23 2014 06:03PM

NORMAL - Heartland Community College has a group of special visitors soaking in Midwestern culture.

The school is hosting 39 Chinese delegates through Aug. 12. On Wednesday, a small group toured the campus's child development lab.

The visit will help them compare the American and Chinese educational systems. Plus the delegates get the chance to read and write in English. They also will take field trips to see parts of Chicagoland and the Twin Cities area.

"(It's a) historical site for the 16th president, Lincoln, and also the people here are very, very nice, friendly. They all feel that way,” said Ruifang Cao, organizer of the trip.

"They invite us to their home for dinner, and give us a lot of workshops. We appreciate them very much,” Kay Shi, Chinese visitor.

This is the fourth time the Chinese group has visited campus. The program started in 2012.

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