The Upper School's biennial China exchange program involves students from a Chinese high school visiting North Carolina in January or February, and Durham Academy students getting a firsthand taste of Chinese culture during a visit the following summer.
During their two-week visit, the Chinese students live with DA families and experience life much as a typical DA Upper Schooler — attending class, learning about the U.S. college admissions process, sampling North Carolina-style barbecue and catching a basketball game or two. In addition, the visitors make time to share their culture and language with their new friends at DA.
During the DA students' visit to China, they visit Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai — visiting our exchange school, enjoying the cuisine and visiting well-known sites like the Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square and Olympic Park along the way. Learn more about the 2018 trip in a DA Magazine story penned by DA Chinese teacher Bonnie Wang.