Summer 2016 was a wonderful experience for all involved!
Our Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad, on the Huaxiba Campus of Sichuan University, hosted 59 students. Interestingly, about one-third of the students were American nationals and two-thirds were Chinese international students returning to China.
We offered 10 different courses at the Center in conjunction with Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU). Our professors arrived from FDU, Norwich University, Arizona State University, Carroll University and Sichuan University.
- Public Speaking
- Oral and Written Report
- Technical Communications
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Principles of Marketing
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Introduction to Macroeconomics
- The Silk Roads
- Elementary Chinese I
- Intermediate Chinese I
We hosted guests from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana.
Our students and visitors from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana (above).
Our Center connecting to Southwest Jiaotong University. The Center’s Director, Dr. Jingyu Wang (center) and Sara Luo (to her right), with Susan Rochouh of Stevens Insitute of Technology (to her left).
Our Public Speaking course was so popular that we created two separate sections.
Also academically, we added a completely new course this Summer: The Silk Roads. This covered both historical and current issues regarding China’s economic, political and cultural connections.
The Silk Roads class, with Dr. Olga Davis’ Oral and Written Report, visiting the Buddhist Wenshu Monastery. Dr. Kevin Guilfoy explaining Buddhist philosophy (above).
The Silk Roads class at the 4,000 year old Jiansha site of Old Chengdu.
At the Leshan Giant Buddha (above)
This Summer term we also featured an internship with Unilever (below).
Thanks to our active staff and interns, our students also had the option of participating in many Special Events. These are designed to deepen understanding of Chinese culture and to have fun. Some of these events are shown below.
The Chinese art of papercutting.
The Du Jiangyan Yoga-Festival (above and below).
At the Bamboo Forest (above and below)
At the Chengdu Museum (above)
Our basketball club (above).
Students at the LiuJiang Ancient Town (above).
U.S. Consul General Raymond Greene addressing students at the Farewell Ceremony, and below with Dr. Olga Davis.
Ni’jah Richardson receiving a certificate from China’s Foreign Affairs Office.
Back home at the Chengdu American Center, Huaxiba Campus of Sichuan University.
Thank you – and we look forward to seeing you here in Chengdu, China!