Introduction of HSU-UCM Summer Exchange Program in 2024

作者: 时间:2024-04-02 点击数:

Hengshui University is committed to the strategy of open cooperation, actively promoting international exchanges and collaborations. Through short-term exchange programs with the University of Central Missouri in the United States, Hengshui University extend a warm welcome to a select group of outstanding students to participate in the 2024 Summer Exchange Program in Hengshui. Our commitment lies in facilitating cultural exchanges between China and foreign nations, ultimately fostering greater global understanding and cooperation.

I. Introduction to Hengshui University

Established in 1923, Hengshui University (HSU) is situated in the urban region of Hengshui City, Hebei Province, renowned as the "Northern Lake City," approximately 200 kilometers away from Beijing. Presently, HSU comprises two campuses, spanning a total area of 2,479 acres. Offering 64 undergraduate majors across 9 disciplines—literature, science, engineering, education, economics, management, fine arts, law, and agriculture—the university hosts a student body of 16,462 individuals.

Emphasizing international collaboration in education, HSU has forged enduring partnerships with 28 esteemed universities and research institutions across the United States, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, and Malaysia. The university actively fosters comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and extensive cooperation and exchanges.

II. Program Introduction

(I) Program Duration

Program Timeframe: May 2024 - June 2024 (including travel time and program period)

*Please be advised that exact departure and return dates may undergo minor adjustments due to flight schedules and other logistical factors.

(II) Program Content

The HSU-UCM summer exchange program offers students the opportunity to engage in academic exchanges at HSU, fostering internationalized learning objectives, deepening their understanding of traditional Chinese culture, immersing themselves in cultural experiences, and cultivating a keen interest in Chinese culture. This initiative aims to promote exchanges and collaboration between Chinese and American students, foster mutual understanding and friendship, enhance the intercultural communication skills of participants, and lay the groundwork for future international cooperation.

III. Fees and Scholarship

A full scholarship covers international round-trip airfare and accommodation expenses (excluding visa fees and personal expenses).

IV. Program Objectives

1.Global Perspective: Through exposure to diverse cultures and academic systems, students will broaden their international outlook and gain a deeper understanding of the world.

2.Intercultural Communication Skills: Students will develop the ability to communicate effectively with peers from various countries and backgrounds in a multicultural setting, enhancing their cross-cultural communication proficiency.

3.Cultural Immersion: By delving into traditional Chinese culture, students will experience its richness and diversity, fostering a deeper appreciation and interest in Chinese cultural heritage.

4.Academic Credit Transfer: Participants will earn academic credits at HSU in China, ensuring academic progress while participating in the program.

5.Career Advancement: The international experience will enhance students' resumes and increase their competitiveness in the job market, providing a solid foundation for their future careers.

6.Personal Growth: Confronting different cultures, interpersonal dynamics, and academic challenges will foster self-awareness and independent thinking among students, nurturing their problem-solving abilities and personal development.

V. Application and Inquiries

1. Application Requirements

a. Applicants must be full-time students currently enrolled at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) or other US universities.

b. Applicants should be in good physical and mental health, possessing strong abilities for independent living, learning, and adaptation to new environments.

c. Applicants must adhere to all laws and regulations, strictly following the specified departure and return times set by the school.

2. Admission Requirements

Prospective participants must apply in accordance with the relevant requirements outlined by the University of Central Missouri (UCM).

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