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HCS teacher travels to sister city Anyang, South Korea
Brittany Foster, a sixth and seventh grade language arts teacher at Eaton Fundamental Middle School, recently visited Hampton’s sister city, Anyang, South Korea. Sister Cities of Hampton works in partnership with the City of Hampton and Hampton City Schools to improve understanding and promote friendship between citizens and students of Hampton and citizens and students of Hampton’s Sister Cities. Foster serves as president of Sister Cities of Hampton.
"It was an honor to receive an invitation to visit Anyang, South Korea, all-expenses paid, to design a letter exchange program between Anyang City Schools and Hampton City Schools,” said Foster. “Official visits to Hampton's sister cities are an important part of the overall effort of the United States to maintain strong ties with our allies abroad."
Foster spent one week in Anyang to set up a student pen pal program between Anyang City Schools and Hampton City Schools. She visited an English conversations class at Burim Middle School, where she observed and presented to the class. She had conversations with students about the similarities and differences between schools in Hampton and Anyang.
Foster also enjoyed a productive meeting with the Burim administrative staff to begin setting up the logistics of the pen pal exchange program. Thee students shared their excitement about the opportunity to converse and interact with Hampton students.
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