During her trip, Michelle Obama, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Marian Robinson, and her daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, will visit several high schools and universities to talk to students about culture and education.
“My husband and I take the time to visit countries like China because we know that today, more than ever before, our lives here in America are connected to the lives of people around the world,” said the first Lady in her blog.
Michelle Obama have been over the past five years to a significant number of countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, including Mexico, India, South Africa and Ireland, where she focused on the importance of education.
“No matter what country we live in, we’re all facing so many of the same challenges from ensuring that students get a good education; to fighting poverty, hunger and disease; to addressing threats to our planet like climate change,” said the First Lady.
“That’s why everywhere I go, whether it’s here in the U.S. or abroad, I meet with young people to hear about your challenges, hopes and dreams and that’s what I’ll be doing in China as well.”
Besides visiting a high school in Chengdu and a university and a high school in Beijing, Michelle Obama will stop at some important historical and cultural sites in China, sharing with the American students her stories from China and people she met there.
The First Lady is encouraging students and classrooms across the U.S. to follow her trip by signing up for updates throughout the visit. View the First Lady’s message to students here, the White House reports.
“I’ll be posting a daily travel blog, complete with videos and photos, and I’ll be taking and answering questions from kids across America as I go,” said Michelle Obama.