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Education for a Global Citizen Training Program

The Education for a Global Citizen (EFGC) Program welcomed its third cohort of Chinese undergraduate students to the University of Minnesota in January 2015. Participants in the four-month program were from Chongqing Jiaotong University, Qingdao University, Sichuan University, and Chongqing Normal University.

The China Center selected courses that would help visiting students develop a better understanding of the qualities required to become a global citizen and to thrive in a U.S. university. Selected courses included Academic Writing Skills, Academic Presentation Skills, and American Culture, Education, and Society. Students also participated in lectures and campus visits, including trips to the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the Raptor Center.

During the program, half of the participating students experienced campus life by living in on-campus apartments, while other students lived with American host families and enjoyed activities with them including rock climbing, hiking, and archery.

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EFGC英语与文化沉浸项目

中国中心迎来了国际公民培训项目(EFGC)的第三批中国本科生,他们将从2015年1月开始他们在明尼苏达大学为期四个月的培训项目,项目到2015年5月结束。这次培训的学生来自重庆交通大学、青岛大学、四川大学和重庆师范大学。较往年而言,这次培训学生的背景多样化程度超过了以往。中国中心根据学生需求精心为他们学择了可以帮助他们发展自我素质,加强自身修养的课程。这些课程主要教授美国文化、教育与社会、学术写作课和学术演讲技巧。

    除了安排的课程之外,讲座与校园访问也是活动计划中非常重要的一部分。学生对于中国中心安排的明大德鲁斯分校的访问、明大图书系统馆初探和明大猛禽中心参观都给出了很好的反馈。这些活动不仅为学生提供了很多学术上的帮助,同时也帮助他们探索了校内校外的寓教于乐设施。通过EFGC项目,学生门不仅在个人评估、团最合作、情景演示等个人技巧方面有了发展,还得到了很多可以帮助他们融入美国大学学习与生活的建议。

    一半学生居住在校内公寓,他们好好体验了一下美国大学的住校生活。其他学生同美国住宿家庭一同生活,一起享受了许多引人入胜的(及日常的)活动,比如,攀岩、远足和射箭。在这些活动当中,学生与住宿家庭不仅加深了对彼此的了解,还加强了双方之间的情感纽带。