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Chinese exchange students spend next two weeks in Tuscaloosa

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A group of Chinese students will spend the next two weeks in Tuscaloosa County.

As part of an exchange program twenty-five students ages eight-fourteen will participate in Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority's summer day camp programs with local students.

The camp coordinator, Richard Davis, grew up in Tuscaloosa and went to the University of Alabama. He has lived in Kumming  where the exchange children are from.

Davis said he thought the exchange program could help bridge a gap between the two countries.

"Their parents, it's their hope that they could come back and maybe go to school in America. So that's why this is so important. They begin to build the bridge. The fear of another culture will begin to go away. And who knows these relationships, I believe they'll keep these relationships could be for a long time," Davis said.

The Chinese students are staying with host families while in Tuscaloosa County.

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