Cel­e­brat­ing the 10th year anniver­sary of Maymester to China

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May 2015, Pur­due, Ningbo Uni­ver­sity, Shang­hai Jiao Tong Uni­ver­sity and Harbin Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy cel­e­brated the 10th anniver­sary of Maymester to China “Inter­cul­tural Team­work”, co-​developed and led by ME and SLC/​CIP, funded by Sohmen Endow­ment. “Inter­cul­tural Team­work” was first offered in Spring 2005 as a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort between ME and SLC (then FLL) as a two-​week Study Abroad course to Shang­hai, Bei­jing, Harbin and Ningbo, work­ing with Shang­hai Jiao Tong Uni­ver­sity, Harbin Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and Ningbo Uni­ver­sity. About 220 Pur­due Engi­neer­ing and Lib­eral Arts stu­dents have ben­e­fited from this on-​site expe­ri­ence learn­ing about China includ­ing lan­guage, cul­ture, tech­nol­ogy and econ­omy. They also paired up with Chi­nese stu­dents learn­ing about their col­lege life and in return, under­stand the chal­lenges Chi­nese stu­dents face while they study at Pur­due. In addi­tion to this expanded knowl­edge about China, stu­dents also report actual place­ment ben­e­fit in job mar­ket as US employ­ers seek indi­vid­u­als with global expe­ri­ences. On the thank-​you din­ner and the 10th year cel­e­bra­tion, stu­dents from Ningbo and Pur­due showed off their tal­ents through com­edy, dances, instru­ment and songs. CIP has been sup­port­ing this course with per­son­nel, lan­guage and cul­tural orientations.

Wel­come to the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute at Pur­due

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CIP Mis­sion

In part­ner­ship with Pur­due Uni­ver­sity China Cen­ter and Shang­hai Jiao Tong Uni­ver­sity, the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute at Pur­due (CIP) pro­motes Chi­nese pro­grams and stud­ies on China, ini­ti­ates and fos­ters Chi­nese lan­guage and cul­tural pro­grams to serve Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, the Greater Lafayette com­mu­nity and the State of Indi­ana by pro­vid­ing value-​added infor­ma­tion and exper­tise on Chi­nese cul­ture and lan­guage edu­ca­tion in busi­ness, global engi­neer­ing and tourism for aca­d­e­mic pro­grams, research project teams, com­mu­nity out­reach and K-​12 schools.

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[Cour­tesy and pro­duced by Xue Dong, stu­dent of Brian Lamb School of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, Decem­ber 7, 2012.]


Col­lab­o­ra­tion with Shang­hai Jiao Tong University

Agree­ment Signed by Han­ban and Pur­due in Octo­ber 2006

Open­ing Cer­e­mony on May 14, 2007

First CI in the State of Indi­ana /​First CI to Tar­get the Culture/​Language of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness and Global Engineering

Col­lab­o­ra­tions with Kran­nert School of Man­age­ment, Col­lege of Engi­neer­ing, Col­lege of Lib­eral Arts, Col­lege of Human and Health Sci­ences, and local K-​12 schools.