This semester’s cohort settled quickly into the rhythm of life in Chengdu, China.
Our students came to the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad from Carroll University, Concordia University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Norwich University, and Denver University.
Here below, students are enjoying typical Chinese food.
Our students were able to discover Chengdu and life in China. From left to right: Yvonne Vides, Eli Jordan, Shannon Hardy, and Wasfie Hammad.
Above: Chengdu is a cosmopolitan city of about 15 million people.
Below, our students visit the Entrepreneurial and Innovation Center.
Above in foreground: Ericca Henderson and Seth Artero.
Above, our students consider an emerging innovation and entrepreneurship development, which is one focus for our session. This is a popular trend in China today and ecnouraged by the government. G-MEO is helping college students to connect with entrepreneurial trends. This is now a core experience of the study abroad session.
Below, our students attend classes at Sichuan University, on both the Wangjiang and Huaxiba campuses. Sichuan University is one of China’s Top-10 universities and has a picturesque setting.
Above: Wangjiang campus. Below: the Clock Tower on Huaxiba campus.
Below, our students engage in various internships, which are paired with a course in “Professional Development and Internship,” accredited by American University in Washington DC.
Jasmine Cornett and Wasfie Hammad are interning at a top law firm in Chengdu: the Deheng Law Offices (above). Also, McKenna Booker interned at the newly-developed internship at the Mingju Law Firm (below).
We are also developing new full-time internships for the Summer Term, with a course paired with Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Above: Grant Wuerslin from Carroll University interning at a social media marketing company, EffectMobi, in the a new urban zone (shown below).
Above: Our new internship provider, Lansen Rehabilitation, is providing Emily Owens from Concordia University with an excellent professional experience.
Joseph Gappa from Carroll University, teaching English at the Open University.
Above and below: Joseph Gappa and Seth Artero visited the Glasgow Institute of the University of Electronics, Science and Technology of China. They spoke to local students about innovation, creative thinking and their experiences in China.
Yvonne Vides from Fairleigh Dickinson University, visiting a greenhouse at Open University. She is teaching English at this institution.
Above, the Center’s Director, Dr. Jingyu Wang, leading a Special Event.
These next photos illustrate Eli Jordan at our “Elevator Pitch” event, with Chinese Buddies. Our Center developed a new Buddy Program with the West China School of Medicine, West China Hospital, at Sichuan University.
Below, our students make moonocakes for the mid-Autumn Festival.
This is a traditional Chinese festival, and our students immersed themselves in the tradition.
Above and below: Visiting the historic Wenshu Monastery, a Buddhist temple that goes back centuries.
Above, Shannon Hardy with Mandy, our Student Life Coordinator.
Danica is our new Office Assistant who graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Master’s degree in International Studies. For the undergraduate degree, she studied in the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, majored in International Studies with Spanish.
Above: Senior Counselor, Dr. Andrew Bosworth, with Connor McMahon, who joined the Panda rugby team and played in a tournament against other cities in West China.
Above, our Fall 2016 cohort on the steps of the Center.