Chinese, Finnish students exchange PE experiences
Updated: 2017-10-12

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Students from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland attend lectures offered by Shanghai University of Sport during a week-long China-Finland Intensive Course in Physical Education that ended on Oct 2. [Photo/sus.edu.cn]

The week-long China-Finland Intensive Course in Physical Education drew to a successful close at Shanghai University of Sport on Oct 2.

The program invited 21 students and teachers from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland to get together with Chinese partners and gain immersive experiences of China's physical education, profound culture and traditional exercises.

Liu Yang, an expert in sport training, showed the participants various physical activities and fitness methods popular in China.

He even invited the foreign students to visit several local primary and middle schools where they learned how PE classes are conducted in China, getting first-hand experiences of the nation’s physical education, and being "obsessed" with moves and gestures of Chinese martial arts.

"It's quite meaningful to delve into the connections and differences between Chinese and Finnish physical education," one student said.

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Students visit local primary and middle schools and learn to practice Chinese martial arts. [Photo/sus.edu.cn]

The students also went on city tours around the Bund, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Shanghai Museum, and had friendly matches with their Chinese partners in orienteering and inline hockey.

Terhi Huovinen, a teacher representative from Finland, spoke highly of the students' eager involvement over the week. She also said she was inspired by China's popularization of physical exercise and hoped to integrate it with the Finnish style after returning home.

Shanghai University of Sport is creating an ever-open campus atmosphere. The school endeavors to provide a better living and studying environment for overseas students and actively carries out exchange programs with foreign colleges.

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Students tour Shanghai around the Bund, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Shanghai Museum. [Photo/sus.edu.cn]

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