In a message dated 05/31/2005 5:55:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Did anyone else get an invitation to go to China with Susan J. Gabbard,
President of The National Art Education Association as part of a People to
People Ambassador program to China in December. Has anyone ever done
anything like this before? I am trying to make an informed decision about
this program. Thanks for your help.
Yes, I did. The whole idea sounded wonderful on the first page of the
letter/invitation until I got to the second page and read that delegates pay for
themselves. The $3800 for one week in China sounded like a lot of money to
me. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be a part of this "delegation", learn
about the educational system of China, attend seminars, and share my
knowledge with my colleagues and students. I would think that the exchange rate in
China certainly would afford us a much less expensive fee.
Susan on Long Island