Fudan University seeks out overseas students' opinions
Updated: 2017-05-04

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Fudan University holds a working salon on April 18 to take opinions and suggestions from overseas students. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

Fudan University held a working salon on April 18 to hear opinions and suggestions from the school's growing community of overseas students.

The activity was attended by university officials, teachers and 12 student representatives from South Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and Singapore.

From curriculums and scholarships to campus activities, the students raised many questions of most concern to them, as well proposing a variety of valuable opinions and suggestions.

Students from Singapore looked forward to more lectures targeting overseas students, as they often found classes hard to digest due to their lack of fluency in Chinese.

Malaysian students called for more practical support in helping overseas students carry out various activities, such as making it easier for students to book venues to host events.

The representatives from South Korea hoped the university could provide ampler living and studying space, while students from Japan appealed for more exchanges between Chinese and overseas students.

The students were also eager to share their experiences. An Qi from Kazakhstan, studying for a master's degree at Fudan, expressed her wish to continue working and living in the metropolis after graduation. "I enjoy living in Shanghai, a place where different cultures melt and shine," she said.

As a university boasting large groups of overseas students, Fudan is striving hard to help students feel at home in Shanghai and increase their understanding of China. The university will continue to open up cultural activities, field trips and company visits to enrich the students’ campus life.

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