More than 50 high school students and teachers from China will have the opportunity to study English and learn about American Culture during a summer language camp taking place at Arkansas Tech next month.
The International and Multicultural Student Services Office and the English Language Institute is hosting the two-week camp and will welcome 45 students and nine teachers from three high schools in China. Students and teachers at Guiyang #1 High School, Huafu High School and Tanghu High School will be taking part in the camp, which is set to begin on Sunday, July 17.
Throughout the camp, students will attend intensive language classes in the mornings and will take part in several evening and weekend excursions to learn more about the culture in America. Some of the activities planned for those attending the camp include a visit to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library and a trip to watch the Arkansas Travelers.
This marks the second year Arkansas Tech has hosted a summer language camp. Last year, 26 students and eight teachers spent two weeks at Arkansas Tech.
Amy Penningtion serves as director of the Arkansas Tech International and Multicultural Student Services Office, and she says in addition to helping attendees improve their language skills and learning about the American culture, those in attendance will also leave with a better understanding about attending college at an American university.