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Chinese students' visit to CLC the latest in thriving, international friendship

The College of Lake County in Grayslake hosted eight students and one professor from China's Xi'an International University as part of a three week long exchange program that began on July 18. The exchange marks the first visit to CLC by students from the university, a school that CLC has built close ties with over the past eight years. In 2012, Dr. Jerry Weber, CLC president, and Dr. William M. Griffin, chair of the Board of Trustees, traveled to XAIU to participate in the grand opening of the CLC-Xi'an American Culture Center. CLC was one of 12 American colleges and universities-and the only community college-to be selected by the U.S. Department of State to establish an American cultural center in China.
In addition to an abbreviated English language instruction course, the visiting Chinese students have heard faculty presentations on U.S. politics, history, arts, the environment and more. They also have toured Willis Tower, other Chicago landmarks, Old World Wisconsin and the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison. The visit is proving rewarding for both students and CLC faculty. The students, who are visiting the U.S. for the first time, have appreciated the chance to build their English skills, learn American culture and dispel their own misconceptions.
Type of Exchange: 
College of Lake County
Xi'an International University
College of Lake County
Participants (Types): 
College students, Professor
Number of Participants: 
Exchange Date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 to Thursday, September 8, 2016
Grayslake, Illinois
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