Tourism Confucius Institute Held 2017 Winter Camp Activities

The publisher:张馨元Release time:2017-01-16Browse the number:101

From January 2nd to 14th, 2017 Winter Camp Activities of Tourism Confucius Institute were held in Beijing, Harbin and Xuzhou, which sponsored by Hanban and CUMT. 16 teachers and students that from Australia, New Zealand, India and other countries participated in this winter camp.


In the past two weeks, the campers learned Chinese and culture courses, experienced the Chinese traditional folk customs and experienced the historical and cultural monuments of China. They had a close exchange with the teachers and students of CUMT.


During the activities in Beijing, the students visited the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube. The ancient Chinese civilization and modern architecture brought great cultural shock to the students. They had great time in Wangfujing Culture Street.


The students also made a special trip to the headquarters of the Confucius Institute (Hanban), and listened to the introduction of the development of Confucius Institute and Confucius Classroom in the global. The students expressed their gratitude to Hanban for the opportunity to experience Chinese culture through the Hanban project.In Harbin, students experienced the skiing, participated in the Harbin Ice Festival and enjoyed the ice show.


From January 8th-14th, students came to Xuzhou to carry out activities. On the day of arrival, CUMT organized them to make dumplings with the students of Sun Yueqi College. They learned Chinese dumpling culture and dumpling making process. Under the guidance of the master chef, they produced a variety of characteristic dumplings, and finally enjoyed the fruits of their own labor. During the whole process of dumplings, Chinese and foreign students had a warm interaction and exchange.


In XuZhou, students participated in Chinese courses related to Chinese traditional culture, Chinese contemporary life and Chinese university life. In the course of culture, they studied Taiji and experienced calligraphy, Chinese painting, tea art and other traditional cultural skills at Huaxia Culture School.


In the spare time, students visited the Guishan Han Tombs and the Imperial Museum, learned China's imperial culture, appreciated the elegant guqin, learned to make Han Dynasty stone rubbings and tea. The students also visited the Confucius Temple, Confucius Temple and Confucius Cemetery. They fully experienced the origin, development history and world influences of Confucius and Mencius culture in China.Students were also invited to the home of teachers of School of Foreign Languages. They further experienced the daily life of ordinary Chinese families.


Before the end of the winter camp, the students had a wonderful farewell performance with the teachers and students of the College of Art. They enjoyed the performance of Chinese classical instruments such as Erhu and Guzheng.Luck McClelland, a student from New Zealand, spent his 35th birthday during the winter camp. He said: China is very big and very beautiful. Chinese food is very good. Chinese people very well. I will come to China to learn Chinese again.


It is reported that it’s the second time for CUMT to organize the activities for Tour Confucius Institute students group. It’s also the seventh time that Tour Confucius Institute organized tour activities (including the headmaster group, high school students camp and college students winter camp).


These activities provided an important platform for Chinese and foreign cultural exchanges and provided Confucius Institute students with opportunities to learn and experience Chinese, which let them experienced the profoundness of Chinese culture and the rapid changes in China. These activities promoted exchanges and mutual understanding between Chinese and foreign youth students. It also expanded cooperation connotation between Chinese and foreign universities.


Visited the headquarters of the Confucius Institute (Hanban)

Visited the Forbidden City

Made dumplings with the students of Sun Yueqi College

Learned Chinese in CUMT

Learned Taiji

Experienced calligraphy at Huaxia Culture School

A wonderful farewell performance