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Marshall student teaches in China

August 18, 2013

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg student attending Marshall University spent a month in China this summer as part of a program to teach English to students in China....

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Aug-18-13 12:33 PM

Nice fluff piece. But I would think that as a psychology major she would understand the cultural symbolisms of monuments and statues and how parking ones butt on one might be considered disresepectful in that culture. In other words if a Chinese student tourist wanted to repel from the Vietnam memorial for a photo, it wouldn't be thought of very highly.

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Aug-18-13 5:22 PM

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Aug-19-13 12:35 AM

Hope she does not disgrace the monuments in Japan. She will be thrown out of there in a heart beat! Didn't anyone teach her to respect another country's culture????

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