Spring 2011 - Features
Tsinghua High School and ‘Iolani establish Exchange Program
‘Iolani’s Dr. Val Iwashita ’67 and Wang Dianjun, principal of the High School Attached to Tsinghua University, formed an exchange program to begin in 2012 between their schools.
The mission of the program is to help prepare students for global citizenship by enhancing learning about different cultures and international relations.
The program begins in January 2012 with Tsinghua students attending classes at ‘Iolani for one week and staying with host families. In June 2012, ‘Iolani students will travel to Beijing to study at Tsinghua for one week. Each visiting group will include approximately 20 people, including two chaperones.
Representatives of ‘Iolani School hosted a lunch in December 2010 on campus for representatives from Tsinghua.
The boys basketball team from Tsinghua also played in the 2010 ‘Iolani Classic Invitational basketball tournament.