The Group Photo (Source: He Ming)
On the morning of April 4th, the opening ceremony of 2019 "Step to SWUPL" Summer Camp Program &The Short-Term Chinese Language Training Program was held in the academic hall on the first floor of Yu Cai Building. Yue Caishen, Vice President of SWUPL, Viharn Srihaphol, President of Assumption Commercial College, directors of related schools and departments, all faculty and students of the two programs attended the meeting. The opening ceremony was hosted by Qin Jie, Dean of School of International Education.
Vice President Yue Caishen welcomed foreign teachers and students and introduced SWUPL as well as the basic information of Sino-foreign education and cultural exchange activities. He said that SWUPL would continue to strengthen international education exchanges and provide high-quality platforms of mutual learning and research for teachers and students from home and abroad. He hoped that every participant could reap knowledge, obtain growth and gain friendships in SWUPL and wished the program a complete success.
“With a long history and splendid culture, China has a profound influence on Aisa. The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative is of great significance for global opening up and exchanges,” said Viharn Srihaphol, President of Assumption Commercial College. “Chongqing is a crucial city of the Belt and Road Initiative. It is a good transcultural learning and experiencing opportunity for Thai students to learn Chinese here.” He hoped to strengthen mutual understanding, promote friendships, foster education exchanges, boost investment cooperation between the two countries and establish good international relationships.
Zhang Li, a representative teacher of Chinese Language Training Program from School of Foreign Languages, wished Thai students could devote themselves to their study in SWUPL’s tolerant, respectful and diversified campus atmosphere and enjoy the fun of extracurricular experience activities. Hong Jinghui, a representative of Thai students expressed her gratitude to teachers and volunteers in fluent Chinese. She was determined to study Chinese hard in the program to prepare herself for teaching Chinese in Thailand in the future. “Volunteers from School of International Education will accompany foreign students at any time, learning from each other, deepening friendships and helping them to fit in the life in SWUPL,” said Wang Yuchen, a representative of volunteers from School of International Education.