We stay apart but connected during the global pandemic. Five student leaders from the Putonghua Society and International Cultural Exchange Committee had a cultural exchange with teachers and students from Donghu Middle School through video conferencing. Students from our Sister School introduced their watermelon lantern named ‘lei feng’, which was grown from a distinctive local farm, to our students. The Lutheranians and student representatives from Donghu Middle School shared their school life and online learning experiences in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Through this online exchange, students were more closely connected, deepening their understanding of each other.