Pur­due Maymester to China

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From May 10 to 24, orga­nized and co-​taught the 12th Maymester course to China. As a name brand of CIP study abroad course, stu­dents vis­ited Hong Kong Uni­ver­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, Harbin Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Shen­zhen Elec­tron­ics Zone and Shang­hai Jiao­tong Uni­ver­sity, and worked one-​on-​one with Chi­nese stu­dents to learn from each other on their cul­ture and Chi­nese lan­guage. From per­for­mances, com­pany vis­its, cul­tural excur­sions and cam­pus vis­its, stu­dents bond quickly with­out bor­ders and expe­ri­enced great friend­ship and hos­pi­tal­ity from our host insti­tu­tions. Upon enter­ing China, this immer­sion helps stu­dents under­stand the impact of study­ing abroad and thus expand their hori­zon globally.

The 10th China Night held at Sun­ny­side School

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On April 13, the 10th2017 China Night” Cul­tural Event was held at Sun­ny­side Inter­me­di­ate School in Lafayette, attract­ing 500 peo­ple from the local com­mu­nity. This large scale cul­tural event has been held every year since 2008 and has become an impor­tant activ­ity for the local res­i­dences. Co-​sponsored by Lafayette School Cor­po­ra­tion and the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute, this event was a col­lab­o­ra­tion of Pur­due Chi­nese Stu­dents and Schol­ars Asso­ci­a­tion, local com­mu­nity and K-​12 fac­ulty and admin­is­tra­tors. About a dozen of Chi­nese cul­tural tables were set up in the gym, includ­ing cal­lig­ra­phy, paper cut­ting, peace knots, dumpling mak­ing, Chi­nese games, lantern rid­dles and so on. Kids were excited to get Zodiac ani­mal stamps by tak­ing part in the activ­i­ties at each table. They would win a gift after gath­er­ing all 12 stamps. The tal­ent show was a high­light of the event and has been always expected by par­ents who were eager to know how well their kids had learned about Chi­nese lan­guage and cul­ture. The event ended with the melodic “Dance Rain Bam­boos” and splen­did per­for­mance by stu­dents from Pur­due Uni­ver­sity Chi­nese School. “China Night” has become an impor­tant plat­form for local com­mu­nity to learn about Chi­nese lan­guage and culture.

2017 Maymester to China reg­is­tra­tion starts

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The 2017 Maymester to China pro­gram is now tak­ing appli­ca­tions. In its 12th year, the “Inter­cul­tural Team­work” has attracted over 250 Pur­due stu­dents to study in Hong Kong, Shang­hai, Ningbo, Harbin and Bei­jing, work­ing on research paper top­ics rang­ing from engi­neer­ing, tech­nol­ogy, and human­i­ties by stu­dent teams of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary exper­tise. For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Dr. Michael Linnes at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .