At the opening ceremony, Professor Zhao Youtao, vice president of Dalian Maritime University thanked the organizers and extended a warm welcome to the nearly 150 representatives from local and international universities.
“Overseas study visits have become a common experience in the internationalization strategy of undergraduate education, providing students with precious opportunities to broaden their international vision, experience different cultures, explore the world, improve their academic ability, enrich their life experience and think independently."
- current international cooperation in higher education
- how to share university action strategies to comprehensively enhance international competitiveness
- setting global university rankings standards and international exchange indicators
From February 2 to 8, 2020, the tour of Milan, Italy,and Barcelona, Spain, will visit SAF headquarters and explore IES Abroad's global operation. Participants will go to world-renowned European universities, including Università Bocconi, Milano Fashion Institute, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Universitat de Barcelona and Institut Jaume Balmes.
The tour will enter classrooms for first-hand contact with overseas students and local teachers, scholars, and business leaders. Participants will learn about European universities’ education models and join international industry-competitiveness workshops.
Beyond the classroom, activities will have a deeply cultural feel: Italian opera, Gaudí’s Sagrada Família and Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and Spanish cooking classes.
To close the 2019 SAF overseas visiting symposium, Amber Mercier and Dr. CHANG Xiaoling, deputy editor-in-chief of the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, signed an agreement to formalize their cooperation in promoting overseas education.