The Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers Organizing the 5th Chinese Spring Camp

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers [Time]    2013-05-15 10:50:10 

In spring of 2013, the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers organized a 14-day Chinese Spring Camp during the Easter holiday, after long-term preparation, promotional activities, recruitment and shortlist. Twenty-eight students participated in this spring camp.

Started in 2009, the Chinese Spring Camp held by the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers has increasingly updated its program and the number of participants keeps growing. This year is the fifth session.

All participants of this year have two years of Chinese study experience. Many of students meet obstacles in their Chinese studies. Thus, this trip would motivate them to continue their studies. In 14 days, they experienced a dynamic China. Also, they got opportunities to meet their Chinese peers and learn Chinese culture.

Students visit Shanghai - the dynamic international metropolis for couple hours before departing for Nanchang. Then, they arrived in the land of fish and rice in the south of the Yangtze River - Nanchang by train.



On the train

At Nanchang University, young people from China and France learned each other and made friends. Promoting youth exchange is one of purposes for this spring camp held annually.

Xie Mingyong, Vice President of Nanchang University Meeting with Spring Camp Tour

Sadness of Leaving

Beijing, a city with ancient civilization, was the last stop for this spring camp tour. In Shanghai, a fast growing metropolis, students saw many high-rise buildings and busy traffic on the street, while students experienced profound Chinese history and culture in Beijing, where they visited historic interest and walked through street alleys.

Despite the end of this spring camp, friendship between the young people of two countries is continued. Such friendship takes root in their hearts and motivates them to study each other’s languages.

By Bai Yaqing