Phelps High School students say Ne Hao to Beijing 

Photo by Andrea Corey
Photo by Andrea Corey
Photo by Andrea Corey
Photo by Andrea Corey
Photo by Andrea Corey

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For some American students -- minorities in particular -- studying abroad is something beyond their reach. But they now get a real chance to study on the other side of the globe, and for free.

Three senior students at the Phelps High School, a public school in Washington, D.C. and primarily attended by African-Americans, are going to China on June 29 for a six-week learning experience.

"I'm very excited, I've never been there," Zamakshary Abul-Qasim told Xinhua in an interview Thursday. "There are a lot of things we want to see there, the Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall."

The 16-year-old boy, together with his two schoolmates, are going to spend their time mostly at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, living together in dormitories with Chinese students.


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