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LCU hosts Chinese visitors

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[August 06, 2011]  Lincoln Christian University is hosting a two-week summer camp for 31 young people from China. These campers arrived on July 31 for English language classes, music education and cultural immersion. LCU is partnering with the American Chinese Civic Exchange to offer the visitors this opportunity to study in central Illinois.

The campers range in age from 10 to 17 years and are accompanied by parents and teachers from their native China. While staying on the LCU campus, they are living in student housing and spending almost six hours a day in classes to improve their English skills and take music lessons. The group also plans to visit local points of interest, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, before their departure on Aug. 13.

Outdoor activities, educational games and chances to mingle with faculty, staff, students and the local community fill the rest of their days. The group is anxious to experience American culture and refuses to let 11,000 miles hinder them from gaining firsthand experience of the U.S.

The American Chinese Civic Exchange is a nonprofit organization based in Albuquerque, N.M. It exists to strengthen the friendship, cultural exchange and economic ties between China and the United States. Facilitating English camps on American soil is just one of the many ways the ACCE seeks to accomplish its goals.

Lincoln Christian University's mission is to nurture and equip Christians with a biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world. Teaching and training reflects a global perspective and has produced graduates who have touched every state in the U.S. and more than 160 countries worldwide. The university enjoys relationships with individuals and organizations such as the ACCE around the world and continually seeks to expand its international presence.

[Text from file received from Lincoln Christian University]


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