Today I converted some American dollars to Chinese currency. It's recommended to have between 100 and 200 dollars worth of Chinese currency on hand when beginning your journey. Chinese currency includes the Yuan(s) which can be further divided into 10 jiao or 100 fen. $152.46 will get you 1,000 Yuan. It's funny, I feel like a child again learning how to count the bills and determining what would be the best denomination to use for a specific purchase. Let's hope I figure out, quickly, how much change I should receive! Click on the link below to see what the conversion rate is for currency in other countries. If you wanted to travel to a country where you would receive the best value for your dollar, based upon conversions, where would you go? If you were from China, where might you want to visit?
CoinMill.com Currency Converter
About the China Exchange Initiative
As part of the U.S. - China Exchange Initiative, Dr. Saylor was one of nine administrators from Pennsylvania that traveled to China in April 2011. Dr. Saylor's partner administrator, Ms. Zhao Hong, visited the United States and spent time in the Wilson School District in the fall of 2010. The goal of the budding friendship and partnership between the two educational systems is to provide opportunity for collaborative learning experiences for students from both countries and to enhance the instructional practice of teachers from both educational systems. To share Dr. Saylor's experiences in China, read the posts below. To learn more about the China Exchange Initiative (CEI), please go to: CEI For information about current (and past) participants click on: Shadowing Project