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Chinese educators visit Northern Virginia Community College

March 11, 2011

Dr. Sam Hill (front row seated, fourth from left) and Heidi Adamson (next to Hill) welcomed educators from Beijing to the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Photo by Kevin Mattingly, NOVA<br/>

A delegation of educators from the Shunyi District Education Commission of Beijing recently visited the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College to learn about American community colleges and how the two-year institutions fit into the higher education system.

In addition to participating in several presentations at NOVA, the educators visited local elementary, middle and high schools where they met with administrators, teachers and students.

This was the latest visit of Chinese educators coordinated by NOVA’s American Culture and Language Institute. In January, another group of 20 delegates participated in a similar program. In February, more than 150 Chinese students received three days of intensive English training conducted by the Institute’s teachers. To learn more, contact Heidi Adamson at or 703-257-6530.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 70,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site,