• Chinese Cultural Exchange 
     
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    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
    Host Family
    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. 
     

Recent Videos

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    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.