COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - It's the ultimate lesson in American culture. 50 students from China are visiting Southwest Florida for two weeks.
Thursday the kids got a first hand look at the North Naples Fire Department. The students are visiting through a non-profit program called Education First. The kids stay with volunteer host families for two weeks cooking for them and teaching them about life in America.
"I went on this trip in order to improve my English and also know more about America," says 16 year old Grace Zhang.
"It's absolutely amazing for these children," says Bobbi Jo Edwards, a host parent and a mother of an adoptive daughter from China. "It's such a great opportunity for them to come to the United States and see how we interact with our children."
When the students leave Naples next week, they will spend a day at Disney World and then head to Boston, New York and D.C. Where they will go on college tours.
Next month 34 students from Italy will visit and stay with more host families in Naples. Education First is always looking for more volunteers to house the students while they're visiting the United States.