From August 2022, and in accordance with the Chinese government’spolicy of “willingness to return as much as possible” for overseas international students, our school has begun the process of allowinginternational students to return to school in batches.At the end of 2022, Chinese government has steadily entered the stage of normalization, prevention and control ofCovid-19 pandemic measures. In accordance with the policy of “Return back to school as soon as possible”, the pace of international studentswho haveenteredinto China and returnedto school has been accelerated.International students from UIBE have set off to China to resume their studies and reunite in Huiyuancampus of UIBE.From February 27th to March 3rd, School of International Educationcompleted the registration for the start of the spring semester of 2023 for international students in China.
This semester, more than 2,300 international students from more than 160 countries and regions are currently studying in our school.Among which there are more than 2000 students studying for degree, more than 300 students studying language and various kinds of advanced study, including 974 inbound students.
This time, when international students returned to school and resumed their studies, they were highly valued and cared forby leaders and teachers of the school, and they were fully supported by the relative trading schools and departments. The whole school worked together to facilitate and ensure a smoothprocess for theinternational students returning to China to resume their studies. Students fully understood the basic situation before coming to China, andcomprehensively grasped the dynamics of their trip to China; after coming to China, the students were welcomedto our school, had room and board were arranged, were guidedfor registration and payment, received assistance for purchasing insurance, made appointments for medical examinations, conducted face-to-face visa consultations, received interview placement, were assisted in course selection and other aspects, and were provided “one-stop” services.
This week, the courses of the new semester have been fully opened for offline teaching, the teachers and students are fully devoted to the work and study of the new semester.In class, teachers were witty, the international students were dedicated, and the classroom atmosphere was fully active for the new semester.Afterclass, teachers and students took a photo to commemorate this long-awaited time of offline courses.There are many international students who visit the sports field, school libraryand cafeterias. Everyone is actively adapting to campus life, striving to learn more about China, and excited to tellthe world about Chinaand what they see. In the future, we will continue to work together to promote people-to-people communication and contribute to the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Let’s listen to the voice of foreign teachers and students:
Ivan, teacher of IUP International Undergraduate Program from Kazakhstan: This semester we finally bid farewell to nearly three years of online teaching and resumed classroom teaching. I am very pleased to return to offline teaching mode. On the one hand, I can interact with students face-to-face, which provides a more real teaching experience and enhances the connection between teachers and students; On the other hand, I can timely know the questions of students, so that I can improve my teaching and answer the student's questions in a more targeted way. The students are all very actively involved in class discussions, and I personally enjoy very much the fantastic atmosphere of classroom learning that has come back again.
国际关系硕二班，美国，Arthur ShihJia Wu：When I arrived in Beijing for in-person classes, I was thrilled and eager to start. While online learning is convenient, I was really looking forward to face-to-face interactions with my teachers and classmates. I couldn't wait to enter the classroom, participate in practical activities, and engage in group discussions to better understand and apply what I was learning.
Upon arriving at the classroom, I immediately felt a warm and welcoming atmosphere. My teachers and classmates were all incredibly friendly and enthusiastic, making me feel right at home. We all shared a common goal of learning, which excited and motivated me.
国际贸易本科，美国，WU SERENA SHIH MIN：After three years of online class, it’s been so excited to be back in school. Can’t wait to start my campus life again, hang out with friends, talk a walk in school, and enjoy the campus atmosphere so I can feel again the youth. There’s a lot of things and emotion that online classes can’t experience.
The full of vitality Huiyuan campus of UIBE is particularly beautiful. Students from all over the world come to UIBE with the dream to study and coming to China, Beijing hoping to come to Huiyuan campus of UIBE. They also bring rich and colorful cultures from all over the world. The inclusive and open University of International Business and Economics also look forward to them to go out into the world and create colorful chapters of their own lives.