Unique experiences in international education

IES  and  Junior Achievement 2016 



This August 3rd to August 15th, fourteen students from Lyman Hall and Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford and one student from Cheshire High School headed to China to participate in a landmark Junior Achievement international exchange program, JA Global Connection, sponsored by United Technologies Corporation.

Through this program, the students learned first-hand about American and Chinese business, entrepreneurship, global trade, leadership and culture.

This year's JA Global Connection began in the summer of 2015 when a group of 20 students from China spent a week in Connecticut working alongside student peers from Wallingford and Cheshire. Throughout the school year, the students formed companies and have been importing and exporting products.

Last week, our Connecticut students returned from China after reconnecting with their JA Global Connection counterparts and completing their projects.

The Connecticut students also visited the U.S Embassy/Beijing American Center, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, The Great Wall, Fudan University in Shanghai, Terracotta Warriors Museum in Xi'an, and much more!

You can view some photo highlights of their trip by clicking here

You can view a video of their trip by clicking here ( The Password is jachina)

If you would like to follow along on the entire journey with our students and UTC, check out the JA Website

Click the links below to follow the JA students on social media which will have more pictures of the them and their activities on this amazing trip.

 You can click here to access JA Global Connection trips to China from previous years





© 2006 - 2020 International Education Services, LLC

Site maintained by: