We are always thankful to have folks from America, and nothing seems to generate excitement more than a visit from American friends to the campus in YJ. Six students from Texas came to be a part of a week-long cultural exchange and as to be expected were local celebrities during their stay. Each student was paired with a Chinese partner and spent their days seeing what life was like for their new friend. They ate with their partner, went to class with their partner, played basketball, and shared about their lives during English classes. These partnerships have significant impact on both the Chinese and the American students, and we always love the excitement and eagerness to study English that these exchange trips bring.