Mayor Barberio welcomed the first of this summer’s group of Chinese exchange students. They were given a tour of the Municipal Building and an explanation of what government is like here in the United States. The growing wealth in China has allowed parents to send their children abroad to study. Attending summer camps before attending college has become a growing trend for these Chinese kids. Zhuhai TV has created a program to bring kids to the United States for summer camp. Once here, they follow the students with an interview team and cover their entire visit.
The Board of Education has worked with the Mayor’s Office to provide transportation, activities, learning sessions and entertainment for the Chinese students. Many of them speak English yet they are accompanied by a teacher and translator. The next group is due to arrive in Parsippany on July 17th.