International festival planning for February

Dear CAFAM members, A group in Maine is starting to plan a big international celebration on February 2 called “Thank You America.” They hope to feature international food, music, dancing, etc. Although this is just a week away from our CAFAM New Year Celebration, there may well be those who would think about being onContinue reading “International festival planning for February”

Riverview Foundation kick-a-thon Saturday

Dear CAFAM members, The following is from Nina Hendrikson of Riverview Foundation martial arts: Hello! If any of the CAFAM students and families would like to join Riverview this Saturday at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland we will be holding our annual Kick-a-Thon from 11:00-2:00. It is a lot of fun with music, slideshows,Continue reading “Riverview Foundation kick-a-thon Saturday”

Intercultural Position Opens

Dear CAFAM members, Fox Intercultural Consulting LLC in Portland is opening a part-time position in the area of educational exchange and relations. Qualifications include speaking and writing fluency in both English and Mandarin. As the company describes the position, they are seeking: “a candidate with a strong interest in US-China educational exchange and relations. ThisContinue reading “Intercultural Position Opens”

breakfast on business in China

Dear CAFAM members, The World Affairs Council and the Maine International Trade Center are sponsoring a breakfast: “China: Opportunities for Maine.” The meeting will feature a panel of members of the September trade delegation to China, including Governor Paul LePage. The governor will give the keynote address. It’s on Tuesday, December 11, 6:45 to 9:00Continue reading “breakfast on business in China”

student seeks South China placement

Dear CAFAM members, Michael Connelly and Fred Fagin are trying to assist ninth-grader Kun Zhou to transfer to Erskine Academy in South China ME. This is contingent upon finding a local home stay situation. The host family would be compensated for their costs. Anyone in the area who would be interested in helping this youngContinue reading “student seeks South China placement”

Documentary about Chinese adoptees

Dear CAFAM members, An outstanding documentary film called “Somewhere Between” will be screened at the Portland Museum of Art on the following schedule: Friday, November 16, 6:30 pm Saturday, November 17, 2:00 pm Sunday, November 18, 2:00 pm Here is a brief description of the film: In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, director LindaContinue reading “Documentary about Chinese adoptees”

study Mandarin in Taiwan

Dear CAFAM members, The Ministry of Education in Taiwan is offering fifteen scholarships to students from New England to study Mandarin in Taiwan for three months (June – August 2013). The “Huayu Enrichment Scholarships” provide a monthly stipend of around $850. It is not clear whether transportation or other benefits are also included. The deadlineContinue reading “study Mandarin in Taiwan”

China talks & workshops

Dear CAFAM members, For all in the Bangor/Orono area, there are a number of workshops and talks, all free. They are presented by visiting faculty members from Jiangxi University. Beautiful China Lecture Series (11:30-1:00pm) November 9; 419 Wishcamper November 16; 203 Wishcamper November 30; 301C Bailey Hall December 7; 301C Bailey Hall December 14; 301CContinue reading “China talks & workshops”