The Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad enjoyed a wonderful Summer.
These highlights of Summer Session II (academic, internships, and special events) are shown here.
This Summer II, the Center offered a wide variety of courses, taught by professors from American University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the Univrsity of Miami. Also, Prof. John Dulmage of Norwich University remaining in Chengdu to establish new internships.
Above: Public Speaking students participate in animated debates.
Below: Prof. William Zimmerle, whose Philosophy course held debates, holds a special session at the English corner.
Our students visited Chengdu from Pennsylvania State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of California Riverside, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and several local institutions.
Several local Chengdu students joined our summer program as part of the Diamond Scholarship Program for Outstanding High School Students. From left to right: Leo Liu, Eric Hu, Dr. Jingyu Wang, and Jason Xia.
The Center held a “Joint Class” with Sichuan University at the Wangjiang Campus. Students from both programs demonstrated their public speaking skills.
Above: A special instructional session on 3-D printing, a new technology to replicate items.
Above and below: Prof. Andrew Bosworth’s Silk Roads class visited Chengdu’s International Railway Port, accompanied by Professors Tanjim Hossain, William Zimmerle, Dr. Jingyu Wang, Prof. John Dulmage and Sara Luo.
Our Center provides students with internship opportunities. Among the providers this summer we included Unilever, Lansen Rehabilitation, DeHeng Law Offices, the Huamei Education Center, and LaoWai Here.
Above: Justin Myers on the left, with Lansen Rehabilitation supervisor, and Mike Salas on the right.
Above: Ericka Leynes at work at DeHeng Law Offices.
Above: Omar Sadek practices his teaching skills with the Huamei Education Center.
Above: Visiting a new internship provider, from left to right, with staff member Danica Sun, Prof. John Dulmage, a representative for the social workers, Dr. Jingyu Wang, and another worker representative.
CULTURAL TRIPS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our students, with Professor Michele Barto and Tanjim Hossain, at Chengdu’s Global Center.
Above: Students visiting the Wenshu Monastery and neighborhood, led by staff member Sara Luo, center.
Above: Visiting Dujiangyan’s Panda Park, led by staff member Mandy Li. Below, Amol Agarwal adding his good humor.
Above: Our intern, David Hampton, leads discussion for the new English Corner program. This non-profit program is an outreach activity, designed to introduce our Center to the wider community.
Above: Our Center’s dance class brought together both students and faculty.
Above: Wanye Jones poses in the Sun at the Ancient Town near Chengdu. Wanye’s home university is the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Student Ruby Krause makes some heartwarming statements at the Farewell Ceremony.
Overall, this was an outstanding summer, and we will cherish the memories.