Chinese Exchange Program Students visit Parsippany

Mayor Michael Soriano posing for a selfie with the students

PARSIPPANY — Students from the Chinese Exchange Program visited Town Hall on Friday, February 2.  Township Clerk Khalid Madin conducted a tour and explained to the students the different parts of Municipal Government and visited the different departments.

A shared partnership with the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township and the Board of Education, they host the AEE (American Educational Exploration) winter Chinese Exchange Program.

Familes in Parsippany hosts the Exchange student during their two week stay in Parsippany. The students are attending regular classes at Brooklawn Middle School and Central Middle School for two weeks to experience the difference between the school systems in China and the United States. The students will attend local school activities and programs as they tour Parsippany. The host family’s responsibilities include a safe nurturing home environment, the opportunity to participate in your family’s life and events, breakfasts, dinners, and transportation to and from school or afterschool activities. “Being a Host Family and enjoy the experience that can change their view of the world…can change yours too!”

The fourteen students visiting Parsippany are from Macau, China. Macau is a region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, “Las Vegas of Asia.” One of its more striking landmarks is 338m-high Macau Tower, with sweeping city views.

Mayor Michael Soriano posing for a selfie with the students

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