Students from Kunming, China visit Denver for one week in July with American Cultural Study Tour
Students from Kunming, China visit Denver for one week in July with American Cultural Study Tour

Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network (CACEN) hosted the 2013 American Cultural Study Tour and Homestay Program summer camp last month.

For one week, 24 high school students from Kunming, China visited Denver. Students participated in English language conversation classes and explored the city with excursions and cultural tours. The program is designed for students to be fully immersed in American culture, living with host families and learning about American daily life.

The program offers exposure to American culture that just cannot be found in the classroom. Students get to see the famous Rocky Mountains, visit the state capitol, enjoy Elitch Gardens’ amusement park, appreciate American arts and structures, and taste authentic American food.

In addition to learning about American culture and traditions, students have the opportunity to make meaningful friendships with other classmates as well as the American families and counselors they meet during this once in a lifetime experience.

Culminating the students’ stay, a farewell BBQ was held at Cook Park for host families and students to enjoy one last American burger together.

CACEN is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009. The organization’s mission is to promote Asian cultural education and awareness through various activities. Learn more at www.cacenetwork.org.