（Cover picture is from the Internet.）May 30th, the opening ceremony of University of Utah’s 2016 Chinese Short-Term Program was held at Nankai University’s College of Chinese Language and Culture.
Man Rong, Vice Chancellor and Vice Dean of the College of Chinese Language and Culture, firstly welcomed the students on behalf of University and College. She explained University and College’s basic information to the teachers and the students of the program, hoping that the students would gain more knowledge and find new friends at Nankai University.
Professor Wu Fusheng, the American professor in charge of the program, also gave a speech. He said that 2016 marks the fourteenth anniversary of University of Utah’s Chinese Short-Term Program: thanks to the efforts of both the universities, the program has never been interrupted. He hoped the students would cherish the opportunity to visit Nankai, learning diligently, making Chinese friends, and experiencing Chinese culture. The College of Chinese Language and Culture has always valued the Chinese Short-Term Program, providing it with outstanding teachers. For this program, the College elaborately prepared a special course: not only traditional Chinese cultural classes like language, calligraphy, painting, etc., but also real experiences like Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese-foreign students’ activities. The program aims at helping students to understand Chinese language and culture in a short time. Nankai University’s Chinese students can also benefit from the program, because they will have the chance to communicate with outstanding young students from all over the world without leaving the campus.
Reported by Sun WeiTranslated by Shi Yuchen