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UNCG’s Kinesiology Department hosts students from the Shanghai University of Sport
The Kinesiology Department at UNCG welcomed a group of 20 undergraduate students from the Shanghai University of Sport (SUS) to our campus this summer. The students, led by Dr. Xiaobo Che, a professor in the College of Physical Education at SUS, were in Greensboro for three weeks, from July 1 to July 21, 2013. The group was one of three groups from SUS visiting universities in the US this summer.
After leaving our campus on July 21, the SUS students visited Washington, DC, from July 22-28 before returning to Shanghai.
This is the first time the Kinesiology Department has hosted students from SUS. In the future, the department is looking forward to growing the program and eventually hopes to send UNCG students to SUS as well.
Fall 2013 Study Abroad Expo
On August 28, 2013, UNCG students paid a visit to Stone Lawn on College Avenue to check out the Study Abroad Expo, a day-long event dedicated to educating interested students about Study Abroad and Exchange (SAE) Programs at UNCG. The event was extremely well-attended and showcased the wide range of available study abroad programs and UNCG exchange partner schools around the world. Attendees were able to talk to IPC Staff, former study abroad students, and international students studying at UNCG about study abroad opportunities, financial options, the application process, and how studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. The IPC holds the Study Abroad Expo at the beginning of each semester.
Zachary Painter, a senior double-majoring in English and German, was one of the students who volunteered to help with the expo and encourage others to pursue opportunities abroad. He studied abroad in Germany at the University of Heidelberg, an experience that opened his eyes to an entirely new perspective. “I come from a pretty sheltered background,” he says, “and without even realizing it I had developed a tunnel-vision worldview. Going abroad helped me open my mind. I made friends with so many different people from so many different cultural and political backgrounds, and they helped me discover new ways of thinking about the world.” Zachary’s experience abroad has also led him to consider a career in International Education. He is especially interested in teaching English abroad or working in education abroad.