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           CIVU Successfully Holds 2016 Students Group China Exploration Trip


北京时间4月3号,美国瓦尔普莱索大学孔子学院中学师生代表团一行15人抵达首都北京,开启了“感受中国、探索中国”的文化体验之旅。此次文化体验之旅历时9天,中学师生代表团一共走访了北京、杭州、上海三座城市。

On April 3rd Beijing time, CIVU outreach school students and some parents and teachers—a total of 15 people—arrived at Beijing Capital Airport, starting their Feel China, Explore China Cultural-Experience Trip. The duration of the trip was 9 days. Group members visited three cities: Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai.

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在北京,美国师生登长城、游故宫,并参观了国家汉办孔子学院总部。在总部的“文化体验中心”,学生们穿戏服、敲编钟、练习书法、制作剪纸,对这里的一切都兴致盎然。

In Beijing, they climbed up the Great Wall, went sightseeing in the Forbidden City, and also visited the Confucius Institute Headquarters. In the Cultural Experience Center, located at the Headquarters, they wore Peking Opera costumes, played the Bianzhong (a traditional Chinese instrument consisting of bronze chimes), practiced the art of Chinese Calligraphy, and made paper cuttings. Everyone had a wonderful time.

 

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参观完磅礴大气的北京城,代表团又游览了小家碧玉的杭州和国际化大都市上海。给他们留下深刻印象的,除了美丽的风景,还有跟中国学生的互动交流。在浙江工业大学,美国师生跟外语学院的学生学古筝,学国画,每一位成员都亲手绘制了自己的第一幅国画作品;之后又走进杭州观成中学的课堂,跟中国的中学生一起“学英语”、练太极,并互动表演。善良友好热情聪明的中国学生很快就跟美国学生结成了对子。

After visiting the vast and majestic city of Beijing, the group visited the beautiful mid-sized city of Hangzhou, and the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Both cities left a deep impression on everyone. In addition to the charming scenery, what impressed them most was the interaction with Chinese college students and middle-school students. They learned to play the Guzheng (a Chinese Zither-like instrument), how to paint in the traditional Chinese style from the students of the Foreign Studies College at Zhejiang University of Technology. They also observed the classes at Hangzhou Guancheng Middle School, studied English with the students, and learned Taiji (Tai-Chi). Students from China and America were like old friends meeting each other again within only half an hour!

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此次“感受中国、探索中国”的文化体验之旅,让每一位代表团成员都对现代中国有了全新的认识和了解,在中美学生之间播下了友谊的种子,架起了友好沟通的桥梁。每一位成员都由衷地爱上了和平的中国、发展的中国、友善的中国,并且表示:“中国,我们还会再来的!”

Through their adventures in China, every American student, parent and teacher gained a better understanding of life in modern China. It sows the seeds of friendship between the students from both countries, and sets up a bridge of friendly communication. Every American student began to deeply appreciate China, the peaceful, developing and friendly country. They all said, “China, we will come back!”