Asian students learn about China in Shanghai
Updated: 2016-08-31

The 2016 Shanghai Summer School (3S) Asia Program, organized by the Shanghai municipal education commission and hosted by Shanghai Normal University, concluded on Aug 26, attracting some 22 students from Japan, Korea and Indonesia.


Students and teachers pose for a group photo at the closing ceremony. [Photo provided to]

The month-long program offered students a curriculum focused on Chinese language learning –– which was tailored to their level of Chinese –– and customized corresponding courses so that each student could rapidly improve their Chinese proficiency.

Courses and lectures on traditional Chinese culture were also offered, including local operas, calligraphy classes, traditional clothing, martial arts, folk music, traditional Chinese medicine and cuisine. They even played friendly table tennis matches with local Chinese students.


The students show off their handmade wonton, a type of dumplings popular in the Yangtze River Delta region. [Photo provided to]

The students paid visits to a variety of museums to deepen their understanding of Chinese culture, and also visited landmarks and scenic spots around the city. Highlights of the visits included visiting the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Tianzifang (a tourist hotspot filled with numerous retail outlets, small snack shops, bars and cafes).

The 3S program, initiated in 2008, has become an important project and is aimed at providing a platform for international cooperation and exchanges between Chinese and foreign students, as well as Shanghai and the rest of the world.


Students and teachers visit the Shanghai Museum. [Photo provided to]


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