MSAE has welcomed a total of 17 boarding students, who live with families in Fairfield and enrich the life of the school and community with their distinctive cultures.
Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
30 September 2011
Maharishi School's efforts to expand its boarding program have succeeded in bringing 12 new boarding students, who started classes at the Upper School last month.
Six of the new boarding students are from China, and the others hail from Germany, the Philippines, India, Canada, California, Washington, and Texas. The new boarding students join five continuing boarders from China, Korea, Germany, Holland, and New York City, making 17 boarding students total.
The students are living with host families in Fairfield. Several of the Chinese students arrived at the beginning of August for a one-month orientation that included English language instruction and learning about life in the United States.
"Our new boarding students enrich the life of our school community in many ways," said Richard Beall, who heads Maharishi School. "They bring distinctive cultures to our already diverse student body and provide a cross-cultural experience for their host family."
"Wei Xi fit into our family right away," said Trish Fenton, whose family is hosting the 11th grader from Beijing. "She's teaching me to cook real Chinese food, and loves to play with our daughter."
"The first night Chenlong arrived, he played games with us," said Linda Heaton, whose family is hosting 11th grader Chenlong Ge, from Nantong, Zhejiang, China. "It's so much fun having him as part of our family."
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