In Their Own Words: Sara Villeneuve, BFA Fairfax and International Student Exchanges - February 11, 2019

In an ongoing Spiral SCOOP series, “In Their Own Words”, Spiral partners describe their experiences and how those experiences have affected their lives.



Postcards from Jacksonville: SPIRAL Wraps Up Winter Immersion Program - February 6, 2019

In Social Studies classes, the visiting students were scheduled to share different aspects of their home life and school life in China. 

The Year of the Pig (Earth Pig Year 2019) - January 11, 2019

2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it's an Earth Pig year. Pig years include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031. 

The “level-two advisory” for travel to China is NOT for organized education exchange trips - January 7, 2019

SPIRAL’s insights on the U.S. State Department’s recent announcement.  

Eight Days in China: A Principal’s Reflection, John Tague, Bellows Free Academy - December 15, 2018

John Tague, Principal at Bellows Free Academy, and part of the joint Spiral International FWSU-CVU delegation led by FWSU’s Ned Kirsch last month, reflects on the China trip’s impact on himself, his school, his district, and the entire greater Vermont area.

Principal Jackie Parks to Lead VT Students and Teachers to China - December 10, 2018

Principal of Williston Central School, Jackie Parks, leads a delegation of Vermont students and teachers from Williston, Mater Christi, Essex High School and the Bennington Rutland Supervisory union this spring. 

Building Bridges: BFA Fairfax and Beijing Foreign Studies University - December 3, 2018

The two sides conducted friendly exchanges and reached a memorandum on the establishment of a friendly and cooperative school.

CVU's Katherine Riley Returns From China - December 1, 2018

"The trip provided an authentic China experience for us."

BFA Students Return From China Learning Experience - November 26, 2018

Students and staff were very warmly welcomed to each school. We were invited to participate in  round table discussions with administration, morning exercises, flag raising and traditional fan dance ceremonies, dance lessons, paper cutting, kung fu, and a friendly basketball match all before lunch on Monday!

A VT Principal In Xi Jin Ping's Court: Jeff Maher - Da Qiao - “One Big Bridge-Builder” - November 6, 2018

"What I do know something about is international education. For the last 36 years I have pursued inter-cultural understanding and promoted inter-cultural education as a history teacher, department chair, director of curriculum, instruction, & assessment, high school principal, technical center director, and currently, over the last two years, at Xiangjiang International High School.