TCLP mentor teacher alumni Todd Lynum led a group of Willmar High School students on a trip to China in the spring of 2012. He was awarded a CLP that helped to fund 18 student and 3 chaperons visas as well as on-the-ground transportation to and from the airport. Their trip to China was the culmination of 3 years of studying Chinese and it provided students with the opportunity to see China and its famous sites and to interact with local Chinese using this opportunity to practice and apply the Chinese they have learned so far. During the ten-day travel to China the students saw the cities of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. The trip was organized by the Educational Tours organization, located in Denver, Colorado. They were responsible for most of the travel planning and itinerary to, within and from China. However, the students and their families were solely responsible for the costs to be paid.