Representatives of new int'l students took a group photo
On the morning of Feb 21st, the opening ceremony for international new students in 2017 spring semester was successfully held in the international activity center in the Friendship Apartment. The new students from all over the world gathered together against the cold heavy rain. Present at the ceremony were Liu Junhua, the dean of School of International Education(SIE) and vice dean of SIE Zhao Xiaofeng..
Mr. Liu Junhua delivered a welcoming speech
The ceremony was held by Yuzheng, the admission officer in the International Student Office and Mr. Liu delivered a warm and enthusiastic opening speech to welcome the new international students and in the meanwhile, he introduced the high-quality education, rich academic resources and goal of internationalization of HUST. “You come here across the long distance to gain knowledge, broaden horizon and make friends, which are of high importance and however, the priority of all is your health and safety that is to the deepest concern of your family and friends back home.” Combined with his own experience in Chinese embassy or consulate abroad, Mr. Liu expressed his heartfelt care to the new students, who were emotionally moved. Ms. Zhao also conveyed her sincere welcome and ardent anticipation to the students and ensuing was her introduction of the young team of the International Student Office. Admission officers and managing officers presented their duties at work one after another onstage, building a bridge between the new student and the office—known as the home for international students.
Ms.Zhao Xiaofeng introduced ISO officers
Followed was the speech from the current student representative, “I traveled thousands of miles to come here for academic purpose, and one-year life and study here proves that it is worth the long distance that I’ve traveled. I enjoy the lively class and colorful cultural activities organized by the teachers and we help each other as classmates. I’m feel lucky that I chose HUST. ” Meryem Belfouzy from Morocco won a loud round of applause from the audience. ”Chinese is not difficult to learn at all if you put your hard efforts into it”, her words cheered up everyone towards the future stay in China. Hugo Jacques Pierre Seigle from France delivered his intensive passion toward HUST. “ I think HUSTis a place suitable for studying, where we could discover new courses and dig deeper and where we could attend lectures and academic conferences and so on. At the same time, I wish I could explore China and know more people as well as acquire a more profound understanding of Chinese culture.” As the new student representative, Hugo stoke the chord of many new students in attendance. In closing, the new students took a group photo with the officers in a lovely and warm atmosphere where their excitement and hope flew in the air.
Meryem Belfouzy (Morocco) shared her experience at HUST
It’s said that therewere around 3,700 international students worldwide studying in HUSTin 2016 and nearly 150 students were newly enrolled and injected blood into HUST with a goal of international education. They have not only added an international atmosphere into the campus, but also have witnessed that HUST has furthered its journey to international education.
Hugo Jacques Pierre Seigle(France) delivered a speech
Mr. Liu Junhua talked with new students