Project Type
School Project
Award Project Round

Chi Jiu-Ching's "Come On! Let Me Show You This Beautiful World!" Project aims to facilitate an opportunity for her students to explore Chinese culture and language through food and cultural exchanges with Taiwanese students. Ms. Chi's Mandarin students at Vanguard Van Gogh Elementary and Secondary School learn to cook several different Taiwanese dishes eaten to celebrate the Lunar New Year, sharing these dishes with their parents, teachers, and the local community. Ms. Chi's students will go on field trips to local areas and share these experiences in Mandarin with Taiwanese students. The project concludes with a "Taiwanese Culture Night", in which U.S. and Taiwanese students put on a video performance for the Vanguard Van Gogh community. This project fosters a growing partnership between Vanguard Van Gogh and Taiwanese communities and enhances students' cross-cultural and language competency.