The 6th SMU International Culture Festival Grandly Held

2014-05-07

On May 7th, the 6th SMU International Culture Festival was grandly launched at the library square in Lingang New Campus. Over 200 international students from 40 countries studying in our university participate in this event, together with the participation of many Chinese students and some faculty members.

Prof. Jin Yongxing, Vice President of SMU firstly gave an ebullient speech and highly welcomed the participation of the international students and teaching faculty. Prof. Jin expressed that the international education had improved a lot these years.  He said that the annual SMU International Culture Festival had become a traditional pageant, and a part of soft environment of international education in SMU. It also provides a good platform for multicultural communication and exchanges, and mutual understanding and tolerance between Chinese students and overseas students, creating an international atmosphere in our campus.

Themed as ‘windows to the world, bridges of friendship’, the festival fell into two parts: exhibition of various national cultures and international students’ talent show. On various exhibition stands of different countries, the foreign students presented their ethnic customs and cultural traditions with ethnic ornaments, special cuisines, craft goods and traditional costumes. Afterwards, the Chinese students played a beautiful Chinese folk music, and the international students presented us featuring singing, dancing, folk music, , poetry reading, etc, and aroused bursts of applause and cheers from the audience

The splendid theatrical performances and delicacies from all over the world attracted many Chinese teachers and students to visit, and they get to know more about the culture of other countries.