In order to provide the Chinese undergraduates with an opportunity of studying abroad, SCAU and the University of Hawaii held a summer project jointly during 2010 summer vacation. Starting from July 12th, thesummer program lasted for four weeks and ended on August 4th. This program was one of the collaborative projects launched between the two universities and was undertaken by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii.
13 SCAU students from College of Economics & Management, College of Life Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, College of Food Sciences and College of Science attended this program. The students had diversified course contents and the field survey as practice, which broadened their horizon, improved their language proficiency and upgraded their academic awareness. Besides, courses on culture of the United States and Hawaii were also properly arranged, making the students quickly adapt to local life and enjoy the multi culture of the USA and Hawaii.
This program was an experiential learning for the students and they all felt that their ability of independent thinking, critical thinking, analysis, problem solving and team awareness had been greatly improved, which played an important role in students career planning.
In addition, the summer program also arranged the students to take part in charity activities, such as distributing food in the Food Bank of the NGO and helping those who were homeless or in need.
Source of News: Office of International RelationsEdited by: Xiao Yuhan / Chen Lin