In February 2016, Iredell-Statesville Schools began a partnership with the public schools of Beijing, China for a cultural exchange program. In late summer, we will be welcoming back a group of high school students to attend school for the 2016-2017 school year.
District in Need of Host Families
I-SS Employee, Herbert Vanegas and wife, Natsumi hosted three Chinese exchange students during their short-term stay in January 2016.
The district is currently looking for host families that will consider taking these students into their hearts and homes. If you are interested in being a host family for the Chinese Cultural Exchange, please go to tbiedu.us to apply to be a host family. A background check must be completed by all host family members over 18 years of age that live in the house.
Superintendent Johnson sat down with one host family to talk about their experience with hosting three Chinese exchange students during the short-term stay in January.
Want more information about this program? Check out this segment of I-SS EDtalks where Superintendent Brady Johnson sat down with Francis Shen, co-founder of Tower Bridge International, to discuss the partnership with China and the upcoming visit. The deadline is quickly approaching to become a host family.
Before Mr. Shen joined Superintendent Johnson on the set of I-SS EDtalks, Mr. Johnson sat down with three of the five representatives who recently traveled to China to welcome students to our district.