The “Understand China 2018″ summer camp organized by Kong Zi Institute University of Malaya (KZIUM), Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and Foreign Language Teaching and Press (FLTRP) was successfully held in Beijing Foreign Studies University from 5-17 August 2018. Eighteen students from seven universities participated in the summer camp.
A brief opening ceremony was held in the morning of Aug 6th. Ms Jin Limin, the new Director of Confucius office of BFSU, Ms Zou Xiaobai Vice Director of Multi-Language Press FLTRP, teachers and liaison officers attended the event. Director Jin Limin noted in her welcome remarks that she hoped students could improve their competency in Chinese and further understand the Chinese culture during the summer camp and become the ambassador of Chinese and Malaysian cultural exchange in the future.
During the 13 days Summer Camp, students learnt the Chinese language, Chinese paper-cutting, Chinese painting, Diabolo and attended four cultural lectures. In addition, they also visited famous scenic spots in Beijing such as the Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Great Wall, Bird Nest, Water Cube and Heaven Temple. Feedback from the students indicated that they greatly benefitted from the two weeks program in Beijing. They learnt Chinese language, experienced Chinese traditional culture and savor the delicious Chinese halal food. They were very grateful for the hospitality shown by Chinese people.
The closing ceremony was held at BFSU on 17thAugust. Assistant teacher from the Malaysian Language department showed a short video clip to review summer camp activities. Vice director Zou Xiaobai from FLTRP, Mr Fu Congcong from School of Asia-Africa Malaysian Language center of BFSU attended the ceremony and delivered speeches. Student representatives also made speeches, sharing their feeling and experience in the wonderful 13 days. Vice director Zou Xiaobai and Mr Fu Congcong presented the certificates to all the students. In reciprocal, Malaysian students presented a gift to teachers and performed a song-“Happened to Meet You” to express their appreciation to the teachers and staffs of this summer camp.