On the 26th of June, 19 students from UNSW set off on a study tour to Shanghai. The annual study tour that is hosted by the Confucius Institute at UNSW Sydney, provides an opportunity for Australian students to experience life at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in addition to Chinese language and cultural classes.
In addition to Chinese language classes and cultural activities, the students also attended business lectures and were able to see Chinese business first-hand through company visits. The participants learned about China’s current economic development and the increased relationship between China-Australia through economic relations from the lectures, and visited two large-scale companies, Huawei and Shanghai Volkswagen Group.
The students also had day trips within Shanghai and out in Suzhou. In Shanghai, they visited the various famous locations such as the Bund, Yuyuan Garden and Jinmao Tower. The purpose of the day tour was to introduce the students to the unique customs of Shanghai. In Suzhou, they visited the Lion Forest, Tiger Hill and Panmen, and were able to experience the elegance and beauty of nature in Suzhou.
The study tour was highly successful and many students commented afterwards that if they have get the opportunity, they would want to continue studying in China through longer programs. The study tour aims to educate students more about China’s economy, history and culture as well as focus on Chinese language learning.
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