The Confucius Institute at WMU recently took a group of approximately 100 participants to Chicago Chinatown for a day of culture and fun! Students from Meadowbrook Elementary School in Forest Hills Public Schools attended with their families. The day included a historical and informational tour on Chinatown, which included stops at the Nine Dragon Wall, the Buddhist temple, the historical Pui Tak Center and more, a Chinese lunch at Cai, a popular Chinatown restaurant, a Chinese kite painting activity, and free time to explore Chinatown's many gift shops, bakeries and grocery stores. Students were able to practice their Chinese with Confucius Institute staff, local tour guides and at a few other locations throughout the day.
Groups pose with a tour guide for a photo during lunch.
A tour guide introduces the famous Nine Dragon Wall.
Students show off their painted Chinese kites.