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China Center Hosts High School and College Students for Summer Program

In August 2010, the China Center hosted a group 22 high school and college students—most of whom came from the high school affiliated with Liaoning Normal University in Dalian, China—who came to the University of Minnesota to improve their English language skills, learn about U.S. college life, and become acquainted with the University.

Structured similarly to a week-long summer camp, each day the students had a formal learning experience followed by fun activities.  The learning experiences were a series of workshops on English writing and speaking and an information session about University of Minnesota undergraduate admissions when they learned about the wide range and high caliber of degree programs offered at the University.

The activities selected were intended to provide a cultural snapshot of the Twin Cities and typical student life.  During the course of the week, the students volunteered at a local organization, visited the Minnesota State Capitol and St. Paul Cathedral, explored the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Como Zoo, attended a St. Paul Saints baseball game, shopped in downtown Minneapolis and at the Mall of America, and enjoyed an American barbeque at Minnehaha Falls Park.

The students stayed in University student housing and ate most of their meals through the student dining services. This allowed them to have a first-hand experience of a typical University of Minnesota undergraduate lifestyle.

The China Center made all of the arrangements for the group for their week in Minnesota. The result of the thoughtful program design and warm hospitality the students received was that they left as ambassadors for the University of Minnesota. The students had little to no awareness of the University prior to their trip, but by the end of it had not only learned a great deal about the University, Minnesota, and the Twin Cities, but were also very interested in attending the University and sharing their experiences with others. This kind of bridge building to potential students to the University is what the China Center continually strives for. If you are interested in visiting the University or in hosting visiting groups, please contact the China Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

中國中心主辦大中學生夏令营

2010年8月,中國中心接待了來自中國的22名大中學生,他們中的大多數來自遼寧師範大學附屬高中。他們到明大提高英語學習水平、體驗美國大學生活、更多的了解明尼蘇達大學。

此次夏令營為期一周,同學們每天不僅進行專業課程學習,同時也參加有趣的課外活動。學習課程包括英語寫作、口語系列講座。同學們還聆聽了明大本科錄取資訊信息說明會,了解明大提供的多選擇高質量的各種學位項目。

課外活動為同學們提供了一個了解雙城和美國大學學生文化生活的機會。在這短短一周,同學們到一個當地組織參加了志願者服務,參觀了明尼蘇達州議會、聖保羅大教堂、明尼蘇達科學博物館和Como動物園,觀看了聖保羅Saints棒球隊的比賽,前往明尼阿波利斯市中心和美國最大的室內購物中心購物,並在Minnehaha瀑佈公園享受了地道的美國燒烤。

夏令營期間,同學們居住在明大學生公寓並主要在學校食堂用餐。這使得他們得以親身體驗典型的明大本科生生活。

中國中心策劃安排了本次夏令營的所有活動。這些精彩的活動和熱情的款待使同學們對明尼蘇達大學留下了深刻的印象,每位學生回到國內就是明大的小大使。此行之前,他們對明大沒有太多了解,通過這次活動,他們不僅更多的了解了明尼蘇達大學、明尼蘇達州和雙城地區,而且希望將來有機會到明大來學習,還紛紛表示願意回國後與其他人分享在明大和明州的經歷。中國中心一直致力於為中國學生搭建來到明大學習的橋樑。如果您有興趣訪問明大或接待訪問團,請聯繫中國中心