DERRY NEWS/Julie HussBusche Academy, an international school in Chester, is preparing for a summer of programs and study for those hoping to learn more about the Chinese culture. The school will also welcome Chinese students again this summer for several weeks of study, activities and immersion into New Hampshire life and culture.

Busche Academy plans for summer programs

CHESTER — Busche Academy in Chester is an international school working on building lasting relations between children of different cultures and communities. This summer, the school will welcome approximately 150 children from China for six weeks. The children will participate in English language classes and learn about the American culture.

The school will offer several programs to learn about the Chinese language and culture. As a way to build bridges, the school will offer Mandarin Chinese Immersion Camps, open to children in the area and around the United States. The camps will focus on Mandarin Chinese language learning, Chinese culture and history.

Activities will include watercolor painting, calligraphy, authentic Chinese cooking, traditional dance and music, games, Tai Chi and ping pong.

Camps will be offered for a one- or two-week session, each with an option for day camp or residential stay.

To learn more, contact Jill Hartmann, director of International Student Programs and Educational Advisor at Busch Academy, at 887-5206 or email to

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