Chinese culinary culture on the menu for overseas students
Updated: 2016-07-01

A Shanghai Summer School (3S) program for international students interested in Chinese culinary culture opened at Shanghai Polytechnic University on June 23.

A total of 35 students from countries including South Korea, the US, Finland and Russia will take part in the four-week program to learn more about China’s extensive and unique cuisines.

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Shanghai Summer School opens its Chinese Culinary Culture Program at Shanghai Polytechnic University on June 23. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

It is Shanghai Polytechnic University’s first time to undertake a 3S program, which will offer students a rich variety of learning activities, including Chinese language study, culinary culture seminars, cooking practice and visits to top-tier hotels and restaurants.

After completing the program, students are expected to have a better understanding of the diversity of China’s vast array of food culture, and gain a new understanding of China’s representative regional customs and etiquettes. They will also receive a training certificate jointly issued by Shanghai Polytechnic University, the Shanghai Restaurants Cuisine Association and Shanghai Cookery Training Center.

Shanghai Summer School, launched by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission in 2008, has become a branded project for international cultural and educational exchange. Every summer, more than 400 overseas students take part in a variety of programs held by Shanghai universities to study Chinese and experience Chinese culture. 

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