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MCI’s Inaugural College and High School Summer Programs (07/14) / 美华中心首批中国学生夏令营项目

Over the course of two weeks this summer, the Maryland China Initiative hosted its first-ever programs designed for college and high school students. Each day was filled with plans both on- and off-campus, and the groups truly enjoyed their time at the University of Maryland before continuing on to New York and Los Angeles for the next segments of their trips.

  

The college group consisted of 25 students and 3 faculty members from Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) and Shandong University. They arrived at Phi Sigma Kappa on July 20th for an eleven-day program. While on campus they attended classes with UMD professors and staff: sample lectures on a variety of topics, discussions on higher education in the U.S. and intercultural communication, and Q&As about graduate student life. They also met with Chinese graduate students for a roundtable on studying in the U.S. (pictured above center). After classes wrapped up for the day, the group had full access to the Eppley Recreation Center, and for one afternoon they had exclusive access to its 55-foot outdoor climbing wall (above right).

The college students’ program also included visits to a number of famous sights in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region, including the National Mall, the Walters Art Museum, Fort McHenry, the Baltimore Inner Harbor, the Maryland State House (above left), Mount Vernon, and the Udvar-Hazy Center. In addition to their UMD campus tour, the group attended tours of Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, and the U.S. Naval Academy.

   

The high school group, which arrived on July 27th, was composed of 32 students and 4 administrators from middle and high schools in Changshu, Jiangsu province. During the week they spent at the University of Maryland they stayed in a dorm and, like the college students, ate most of their meals at the South Campus Dining Hall. Their schedule included a tour of campus (above left and center), an undergraduate information session on UMD, classes on intercultural communication and English strengthening (above right), visits to the local library and fire department and the Udvar-Hazy Center, and several tours of DC.

As the pictures show, the student programs were a great success! We plan to expand the number of them offered next summer. Check back for more information about upcoming programs, or contact us at 301-405-0208.

今年暑假,美华中心设计组织了第一批为期两周针对大学生和中学生的培训项目。每天都有各式各样丰富多彩的校内校外活动,同学们在马里兰大学度过了充实愉快的两周,之后行程还包括纽约和洛杉矶之旅。

大学生团队由来自北京工业大学和山东大学的25名同学以及3位老师组成。在为期11天的项目中,校内活动包括马里兰大学教授亲自授课讲座、美国高等教育及跨文化沟通探讨和研究生学习问答互动。在有关研究生学习的圆桌讨论中,来自马里兰大学的中国留学生和大家分享了在美国留学学习生活的点点滴滴。课余,同学们也充分利用到了马里兰大学的校园资源,包括校园娱乐中心的健身设施和学生活动中心的保龄球馆等等。

同时,团队也参观了华盛顿特区,马里兰和弗吉尼亚地区的几处名胜,包括国家广场、沃尔特斯艺术博物馆、麦克亨利堡、巴尔的摩内港、马里兰州州府大楼和华盛顿故居等等。除了马里兰大学,大家还参观了约翰霍普金斯大学、乔治敦大学和美国海军学院。

中学生团队包括来自江苏常熟的32名初中生和高中生以及4位老师。一周的时间里,同学们跟马里兰大学的学生一样住在宿舍,在食堂吃饭。培训项目包括校园参观、马里兰大学本科生招生情况介绍会、跨文化沟通和英语强化课程、参观当地图书馆和消防队以及造访华盛顿特区。

首批学生培训项目取得了令人惊喜的成功!我们计划明年暑假扩充学生项目,请继续关注,或拨打301-405-0208咨询更多信息。