43 SYSU international students from 23 countries volunteered for the cultural exchange activity at Jiangkou High school in Zhaoqing City on the weekend of September 12-13, 2015.
SYSU international students volunteering at Jiangkou High School
The international student volunteers were divided into small groups to share their own culture, history, language, and food with the high school students from 38 classes. Kevin Kurcz-Seitz from Germany talked about his “Chinese Dream”; Leesiriroj Supranee from Thailand taught Thai language with vivid examples, which encouraged the high school students to learn more about their neighboring country’s culture and language; Bui Duy Anh and Bui Thi Thu Trang from Vietnam introduced traditional Vietnamese Bamboo dancing and women’s clothes, which impressed the students a lot and got a big applause. The international students’ classroom activities were highly praised by both the teachers and students of Jiangkou High School.
Kevin Kurcz-Seitz from Germany talking about his “Chinese Dream”
Leesiriroj Supranee from Thailand teaching Thai language
Bamboo dancing talent show by Bui Duy Anh from Vietnam
On September 13, the international student volunteers went to the National Geo-park of Fengkai County, Zhaoqing City. They were awed by the beautiful natural scenery and hoped to come back again soon.
SYSU international student volunteers visiting the National Geo-park of Fengkai County
The cultural exchange activity gave international students new insights and understanding of China and Chinese culture. Many even made new friends with whom they plan to see more of China. The international students look forward to taking part in more upcoming volunteer activities.
Source: Office for International Students’ Affairs
Written by: Office for International Students’ Affairs, Edited by: Wang Dongmei