Previous Friday we had the Commencement for our Summer Session II students. It was hosted by one of our high school students. The opening speech was held by Associate Director Ms. Sara Luo. She reviewed with a slide show the events and highlights of the Program.
We invited our students to share some of their experiences and challenges in Chengdu. Every time it is great to listen to their unique experiences and how they felt when they stepped for the first time on Asian ground. One of our students is also a great singer and gave us a demonstration of her amazing talent.
Within the last week a Delegation from Norwich University visited the Center to explore further cooperation possibilities. The guests were Provost and Dean of Faculty Dr. Sandra Affenito, Professor and Director of Nursing Paulette Thabault and Assistant Vice President for International Education Thy Yang.
Aside from meetings and business related visits, the Delegation was as well able to visit some local cultural sites. Starting with the Wide and Narrow Alleys and a Tea House over to the Panda Base and not to forget the local food.
In terms of developing, they had several meetings with the G-MEO team and some faculty as well as one with the students. The members of the Delegation were very happy to meet 4 of our current students and to get some first hand experiences.
They also enjoyed the visits of Tashui Community and the Parkway Health Clinic.
Within the meetings and discussions the G-MEO team had with the Norwich Delegation, it was possible to develop a brand new Nursing Program in cooperation with a local clinic. Aside from that Norwich will offer several general courses in Chengdu as for example mathematics and physics and as well, opportunities for students majoring in International Business and International Studies and a reshaping of the Criminal Justice program.
Upon this, and to strengthen the relationship and cooperation, both parties agreed on the name of “City Lab in Chengdu –Learning Laboratory”
This are wonderful news for both sides and we are glad to have such a great partner and hope that everyone enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed hosting the Delegation .
Thank you for coming, we are looking forward to a successful collaboration.