On the morning of September 3, 2021, the International College held an online opening ceremony for non-academic international students in the autumn semester of 2021. Danyu Yang, vice president of international college, Lisa Hao, the director of the Chinese teaching and Research Office, and other teachers, along with other foreign students from 11 countries such as the United States, South Korea and Australia, attended the ceremony. The opening ceremony was presided over by teacher Qingyan Li.
In the opening ceremony, Vice Dean Danyu Yang, on behalf of all the teachers and students of the college, expressed her warm welcome to all of the foreign students to join the family of International college. She also put forward her suggestions and expectations to the new students as cherishing the opportunity and adhering to the motto of the university “the more you get to learn, the more you realize your limitations.” She also wishes students to learn with a humble mind, and make continuous progress as well as making new Chinese friends and understanding the Chinese culture more during this year of learning. Meanwhile, Ms Yang pointed out that all the teachers and students should strive to build a community with a shared future for mankind and jointly build a more harmonious and beautiful world.
After the Dean’s welcoming speech, Teacher Li Qingyan introduced the curriculum arrangement and relevant management regulations for the new semester.
In the interactive communication between teachers and students, the foreign students expressed their gratitude for learning in Dongguan University of technology during the epidemic period, the joy of online gathering with Chinese teachers and students from various countries, and their vision for a new learning life. There are time differences across countries, and there is no distance between acquaintances. The atmosphere at the ceremony was warm and full of laughter.
The opening ceremony was ended perfectly with a special online group photo. In the next few months, foreign students will enjoy the beauty of Chinese language and characters and understand the essence of Chinese culture.
Being affected by the epidemic, the work of foreign students in China has encountered unprecedented difficulties. The International College has made great efforts to actively expand the enrollment channels, continuously improve the teaching level and curriculum quality, and vigorously improve the management service, which greatly ensures the smooth development of studying in China and make contributions to the promotion and implementation of the University's strategy of internalization.