“THIS WAS THE MOST AMAZING SUMMER OF MY LIFE. CHINA WAS THE SETTING FOR COUNTLESS CONVERSATIONS THAT ENCOURAGED ME AND CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE ON MY FUTURE”
-KARLA N. POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY, & ECONOMICS ’14
We wanted our time in the classroom to help us understand the Chinese and see how the Chinese understand us. But more than that, we wanted it to be a starting point for discussions about our two vastly different cultures, and about truth that transcends human society.
Greg D. – Politics, Philosophy, and Economics ’13
For most Americans, China stands as the mysterious behemoth across the Pacific. Its lightning-fast economic rise to the second largest world economy is astounding. Despite what most Americans may believe, these 1.4 billion people represent great diversity. This world power is at a crossroads between modernization and tradition. It’s debating the universality of ideas, and coming to grips with the dignity of human life.
The China Partnership enhances the King’s education by putting to test ideas about universal concepts, economic strength, freedom, order, and sacrificial faith. Students spend a month in China teaching English and investing in the lives of the young people who will inherit the future of this superpower.
This was the most amazing summer of my life. China was the setting for countless conversations that encouraged me and changed my perspective on my future. I am so grateful to have spent these busy weeks feeling the heartbeat of an ever-changing, ancient country in Beijing, Xi’an, Hong Kong, and Nanjing. Being there gave me the opportunity to answer Chinese students’ questions about American society, culture, and my source for hope. Someday, their influence will change this world. Those who influence them today in their classrooms have the unique opportunity to speak truth into their lives; and this summer, I was able to do just that.
Karla N. – Politics, Philosophy, and Economics ’14