Thanksgiving video from last summer's Chinese visitors - November 26, 2013

To celebrate Thanksgiving and to greet/thank all of you, a group of the Chinese kids from last summer's camp made a video.  It's beautifully done, and honestly sweet and touching.  Watch and enjoy!

SPIRAL attends NY Superintendents’ conference - October 31, 2013

A delegation from SPIRAL, along with 2 Chinese guests, attended NYSCOSS, the New York State Council of School Superintendents from Sept. 22 – 24.

Xiang Jiang Schools Delegation Visit - October 13, 2013

The delegation from Xiang Jiang High School visited the East Lyme School District as well as several colleges and universities in New England between September 29 and October 8, 2013. 

Looking back on a summer with SPIRAL - September 8, 2013

Labor Day is past, which means that summer has ended.  But what a summer it was!  From June 28 to August 16, SPIRAL International expanded our American English and Culture Camp to cover 4 states and 17 schools!

East Lyme - Chong Qing Exchange 2013 Students' Videos - August 5, 2013

Students from Chong Qing, China visited East Lyme, CT from July 10-22.  They stayed with local families and toured many educational and entertaining attractions around the area.  At the end of the stay, they made 30 seconds short videos to thank their host families and the hosting school district.

Chinese exchange students get quick course in U.S. culture - August 5, 2013

New London - In the United States for just one day, some of the 30 teenagers from Chengdu, China, who are staying with host families in the area, had already dined American, walked aboard a submarine, and got their toes wet at Ocean Beach Park.

A good start for Summer Camp 2013 - July 19, 2013

After a year of hard work with all of its partners, SPIRAL International started its first summer camp of 2013 at Leland and Gray Union High School on June 28th.

East Lyme Board OKs Link to China - April 26, 2013

The East Lyme School Board has approved a cooperative agreement between East Lyme High School and Xiangjiang High School in Guangzhou, China.

SPIRAL Announces its 2013 Summer English and Culture Camps - April 24, 2013

SPIRAL International is pleased to announce its 2013 Summer English and Culture Camps. The camps will take place between June 28th and August 16th and will host over 400 Chinese middle and high school students at 16 schools across New England.

Spend 2 weeks in China next spring with SPIRAL! -

Visit this huge country with five thousand years of recorded history. Explore a few of its most important, fascinating cities; tour its historical monuments and buildings; learn about its culture and educational system; and savor a variety of its renowned dishes.