China Trip Bridges Cultures for Bethel Park Travelers

By Fibbe, Ken | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 23, 2009 | Go to article overview

China Trip Bridges Cultures for Bethel Park Travelers


Fibbe, Ken, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Somewhere between the cab ride through Beijing and walking on the Great Wall of China, Nancy Aloi Rose ran out of adjectives for her travel blog.

She said she could have used words like "breathtaking" and "exciting" 10 times a day to describe her trip.

"China is an incredible world of contrast, with combinations of old and new architecture, old tradition and new values, high-rises and adobe houses," Aloi Rose said. "And I want more people to know about it."

She was among 17 Bethel Park School District employees, students and family members who spent three weeks in China earlier this month visiting the district's sister school -- Xing Zhi High School -- in Shanghai.

They toured temples, mosques, homes, the West Lake resort in Hangzhou and Hong Kong.

Aloi Rose, the district's assistant superintendent, who helped to organize the trip, said the idea was to promote cultural understanding and develop international connections.

"Bethel Park as a community is fairly homogenous, so to provide this opportunity for people to experience something outside their usual comfort zone is paramount," Aloi Rose said.

The trip, the school's third to China, cost about $5,000 per person. It was worth every penny, said retired Bethel Park kindergarten teacher Cindy Buckley.

"Everyone who went realized that you get so much, and I think it was worth a whole lot more than what we paid," Buckley said. …

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