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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is going to China this month and wants advice on what to do when she gets there.

Sure, the State Department is involved in the planning. But the first lady sought help on Tuesday from sixth-graders at a Washington public charter school who visited the Asian powerhouse last year. The school has a dual English and Mandarin Chinese immersion program.

The students gave her tips on dealing with jet lag and pick pocketers. They told her that people will stare at her because she's the president's wife, and to bring hand sanitizer.

Mrs. Obama also learned a few choice Chinese phrases.

The first lady announced Monday that she will travel to China from March 19-26, with several stops including Beijing.

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