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Hello, Europe--WHUers at Chinese-Austrian-EU Summer School
Author:Liu Xiaojing  Date:2019-11-02  Clicks:

From July 12 to August 11, 10 students from Wuhan University participated in the 2019 Eurasia-Pacific University Alliance Summer Exchange Program. Hosted by the University of Salzburg, Austria, the project welcomed more than 60 students from 8 universities including Peking University, Fudan University, China University of Political Science and Law, Central University for Nationalities, and Jilin University.


Beautiful view in Venice, Italy

During the 29-day project, the students visited 10 cities in 5 countries including Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, and France. A series of courses and cultural experience activities are provided on the themes of European history, politics, culture, and economics. They went to the University of Venice in Italy, Salzburg University, Vienna University, Heidelberg University in Germany and Sorbonne University in France, and are given lectures on topics of "The Medieval Art of Venice" "French politics" "Austrian and German literature" "Comparison of Eastern ethics and Western religion"etc. Through the immersive experience of the ancient history and unique style of the European continent, students enriched knowledge and improved humanistic quality.

WHUers in front of the Eiffel Towel

In addition to theoretical learning, the students are also granted access to the United Nations City in Vienna, the European Parliament of Strasbourg, the European Council and other institutions for practical learning. With the explanation of the staff, the students experienced the solemnity and sacredness of these institutions and understood the establishment, development, organizational structure, functions and influence of the above international organizations in depth. Moreover, the students were invited to visit the Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, where Ms. Yan Jianzhen, the director of the Salzburg City Hall China Office, hosted a welcome meeting and introduced the cooperation between Salzburg and China. Teachers and students are offered the local specialty——Mozart chocolate.

Group photo with Ms. Yan Jianzhen, director of the Salzburg City Hall China Office

In the midst of intensive lectures and exams, the students looked up at the mysterious and majestic Alps, listened to the Mozart concert in the Golden Hall of Vienna, watched the folk culture carnival in Prague's Old Town Square, cruised in a gondola swaying in gentleness in the water city-Venice, felt the greatness and romance of the Eiffel Tower, and indulged in the Louvre, the treasury of human art. WHUers have been all reluctant to leave for a long time.

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Edited by Wei Yena, Zou Xiaohan & Hu Sijia

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