Chinese Language and Culture Camp in Guangzhou, China
Sripatum International College students together with a group of 18 students of Sripatum University participated in 15 day Chinese Language and Culture Camp in China from 15 – 29 October 2016. This program was specially arranged by SPU-BLCC Chinese Language & Culture Center in association with Office of International Relations and International College, Sripatum University. The camp was held in Guangzhou, the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in South China, and the Chinese lessons including student activities were arranged and conducted by University of Jinan. On the first day, the students were warmly welcomed by Executives and faculty members of Jinan University led by Vice Dean, College of Chinese Language and Culture of Jinan University - Mr. Zhang Li. The advice and information about the university and the city were also given. There was a variety of activities students attended throughout the program, such as Chinese language training, Chinese cultural performance, Chinese Calligraphy, Handmade course, and Chinese cultural site visits. Since Chinese language continues to be important to ASEAN member countries and the world, this program provided the opportunity for students to develop their Chinese language skills as well as to learn Chinese culture directly from Chinese people in China.