Kelly Arthur's third-grade class is especially enthusiastic with the program, despite the fact the students at Taipei Wanfu Elementary School speak Mandarin Chinese and very little English.
A news release from the school said students in both countries are interested in the difference in weather, traditions and in the ways people celebrate holidays. For instance, Troy students shared information about St. Patrick's Day to the students in Taiwan.
"St. Patrick's Day isn't celebrated there. All they know is that it's green," Kasa said. "So we sent some letters and four-leaf clover party favors. For Chinese new year they showed us calligraphy that it's the year of the pig, and then showed us all the different arts and crafts they do around it."
The Troy students learned their counterparts in Taiwan don't celebrate Christmas in their primarily Buddhist country.
Kasa said, "The kids were like, 'You're in school in Christmas Day!'" And they were like, 'You're in school on Chinese new year!' It's pretty fun."
At Taipei Wanfu Elementary School, students take off their shoes when they enter the building, tidy up the kitchen after lunch and clean the floors when the school day ends, according to a news release from Troy School District 30-C.