Shanghai Summer School 2016 Concludes

The closing ceremony for the 2016 Shanghai Summer School Oceania Program was held on July 15 on SUIBE’s Gubei campus. Vice President Nie Qing attended the ceremony and presented certificates to the foreign students who participated in the program. Qiu Guixi, Dean of the School of International Studies recognized the work of the Chinese volunteers and presented them with awards.

In her address, VP Nie expressed the hope that the foreign students would take Shanghai as their second home and study and work in the city in the future. The foreign students extended their gratitude to the organizers and volunteers. They said they enjoyed the stay in Shanghai, and would share their experience with family and friends and cherish the memories forever.

The program, sponsored by the Shanghai Education Commission and organized by SUIBE, is aimed at providing foreign students in Oceania with an opportunity to learn about traditional Chinese culture and modern China so as to promote mutual exchanges. Through the channels provided by Chinese diplomatic missions in foreign countries and partner institutions of SUIBE, the program attracted 60 students from seven universities in Australia, New Zealand and island countries in Oceania this year. The seven universities are the University of Melbourne, University of Wollongong, Deakin University, RMIT University, University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and University of the South Pacific. The program offered curriculums ranging from specialized business lectures and Chinese language courses to traditional Chinese cultural courses featuring calligraphy, paper cutting, masks of Peking Opera, traditional Chinese dancing and martial arts, as well as experience visits to renowned cultural spots in Shanghai and Nanjing. After the month-long program, the foreign students deepened their understanding of the Chinese language and culture and formed friendship with their Chinese peers.