Over Spring Break, students in upper school advanced Chinese classes traveled to China with Ms. Stouder, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Liu, and Mr. Hagerty. They visited Beijing, Changsha, and Zhang Jia Jie and spent time meeting students in local schools, hiking, and learning about local family and educational traditions. Students experience local life and see a few major historic sites including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and tje Great Wall. The world language departments regularly take trips with upper school students during spring break. In previous years, Arabic classes have visited Morocco, French classes have visited Paris, and Latin classes have visited Rome. The chance to learn about a country and culture in person is an exciting experience to immerse themselves in language and view life from the point of view of people far from Washington, D.C.