Spring 2017 was a fun and exciting semester, and we finished out the Spring with high spirits. Above, Kaina Arias (Concordia University of Chicago) and Iryna Chorniy (St. Peter’s University) wear the traditional dress at the Sichuan Opera.
They are joined below by Alexa Pieragowski (Rose Hulman Institute) and Joseph Johnston (University of Colorado/ Boulder).
Kaina and some friends took the high-speed train to Chonching, a thriving industrial city famous for its hot pot and river boats.
Above, Karina Moreno (Fairleigh Dickinson University) shops for curiosity items on Jinli Street.
Above, Pro. Andrew Bosworth’s Professional Development class visits Decathlon for a manager’s tour, joined by Professor John Dulmage and intern Michelle.
Above, David Hampton (Norwich) returned to Chengdu for another semester, making great progress with his Chinese lanaguage skills.
Above, our cohort playing sports with the Amazing ILTS students. The students played touch rugby, ultimate frisbee, and badminton.
Who can spot our students? Karina M., Kaina, Iryna and David joined the event “Youth League Debate Challenge.”
Above, Karina Ramos (Norwich University) cooks up an Italian dinner for our food celebration, and she celebrates her birthday in the Mexican style, including having her face smeared with some frosting.
Above, Alexa and Kaina surrounded by panda bears at Jinli Street.
One of our 2014 students, Joseph Hope (Norwich) passes through Chengdu on his way to Tibet, after having visited dozens of countries in just two years. To his right, Dr. Jingyu Wang, our Center’s Director, and Professor John Dulmage.
Joseph, Iryna and Karina M. visit a music group of Chinese students associated with the Sichuan Conservatory.
Above, our cohort visits a Chengdu mental health community center, with Prof. John Dulmage and our Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Sherry Sun.
From Left to Right: Vice Chairman Zhu Yicheng of the Sichuan Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Jingyu Wang, Director of Chengdu American Center; Ms. Liu Yiqin of the Sichuan Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese; Dr. David Change, Chairman of GMEO; Dr. Sherry Sun, Chief Operating Officer; Prof. John Dulmage; Mrs. Cecilia Chang; Prof. Andy Guth; Ms. Diao Yuan Yuan, Vice President of Open University in Chengdu; student Joseph Hope; and student Joseph Johnston.
Above and below: Our magical farewell dinner, on the rooftop of a beautiful hotel, with singing in Chinese. The dinner included barbeque food, including oysters.
Our Center’s Director. Dr. Jingy Wang, entertains guests from the Foreign Affairs Office, and delivers our farewell speech.