With support from the Foreign Language Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of Education and the Confucius Institute of Minnesota, in 2009 Yinghua Academy forged a sister-school relationship with the Primary School Attached to Inner Mongolia Agriculture University and the Number 8 Middle School in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. This mutually enriching school-to-school relationship continues to this very day.
The purpose of these sister-school relationships is to build peer relationships and enhance the cultural experiences for our students and teachers. In particular, middle school students and teachers at Yinghua Academy and at Middle School Number 8 in Hohhot experience authentic social and academic communication through use of technology such as email and Skype to promote communication and correspondence between students on a weekly basis on both social topics and academic projects.
Since 2012, Yinghua middle school students have had the opportunity to participate in a capstone trip to Mainland China (Beijing and Hohhot) and Taiwan to experience a home stay with sister school academic presentations and personal interaction with middle school peers.