2015 February 24 at 18:30, Office of International & Cross-Strait Academic Exchange (“ICAE”) held a big welcome party for all the international students in order to welcome their study at Soochow University.
There were 208 students in total, which included 152 cross-strait exchange students and 56 international degree-seeking and exchange students with 13 nationalities. Not only did the number of students break the record, but also made Soochow be more energetic and multi-cultural. It demonstrated an excellent result of internationalization.
The party was held during Chinese New Year; therefore, it was full of Chinese traditional atmosphere. ICAE thoughtfully prepared red envelops, a symbol of blessing, for all foreign students to let them experience the unique Chinese custom. Dean of ICAE, Prof. Sea-Wain YAU, and the director of Cross-Strait Academic Exchange, Ms. Yu-Mei WANG, came in person and made a speech. They encouraged and wished all the students have a pleasant study at Soochow. And, They gave special thanks to all the staffs and volunteers for their efforts.
During the party, ICAE arranged an exciting dragon dance performed by “Soochow Martial Arts Club”. The last two games “Roll the big ball and pass good luck” and riddles successfully broke the ice.
With the tasty feast provided by ICAE, students not only had a hearty meal but also got to know each other. Accompany with laughter, the welcome party drew to a perfect ending.