Tonopah Valley High School welcomed Principal Zhao Yan Guo this week.
The school principal flew more than 16 hours from northern China to participate in an administrators exchange program.
The program is part of The China Exchange Initiative, which was founded in 1999 to further American student and teacher opportunities to study in China.
Although Zhao has traveled to many countries outside of China, his trip to Tonopah was his first in the United States.
Tonopah Valley High School Principal Edgar Garcia, who is hosting the visitor, took him to see the Grand Canyon and showed him around the school throughout the week.
Zhao has worked as a principal for 15 years and previously taught math. The best part about being a principal in China is the time spent with students, he said through interpreter Chad Broadbent at a school assembly Monday morning.