Fresh with knowledge from their tour of Wuxi, the student ambassadors were ready to meet the students at the Golden Bridge Middle School, and share different aspects of each other's culture. The Golden Bridge Middle School is one of the top bi-lingual schools in Wuxi and many of their students get accepted to top universities worldwide.
When they arrived at the school, SOS was warmly welcomed by the Golden Bridge’s principal and students to receive a personal tour of their campus, then given a tour of the school. The playgrounds had basketball courts, soccer fields, and the classrooms implemented technology much like America. Following the tour, the ambassadors had a chance to hear from each Chinese student a personal introduction and warm welcome. First they had lunch and began to get to know one another. Quickly, the students realized how much they had in common and before long, a pick-up soccer game and basketball game would continue building the community between the students.
After lunch, the exchange program officially began. Students from both SOS and Wuxi gave a presentation on their city, country, and culture. The Wuxi students introduced traditional meals, celebrations, and historical background to their city with pride and was followed by our students highlighting San Antonio’s Riverwalk, diversity, and of course, The Spurs.