On November 13th, 2015, the Universidad del Este (UNE) of the Ana G. Méndez University System was honored to welcome Mr. Gao Jian and Ms. Zhang Qi Mei Chen from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. UNE is proud to have a formal agreement with Sichuan University that permits collaboration among students and faculty, including opportunities for UNE faculty and students to teach and study at Sichuan University.
Mr. Gao Jian is the Director of Sichuan University’s International Student Office, and Ms. Zhang Qi Mei Chen is the Student Coordinator in that office. Both worked with UNE students who studied for one semester at Sichuan University during the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.
During their visit to UNE, Mr. Gao and Ms. Zhang toured the campus facilities and met with representatives from the dean’s offices and faculty of the School of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Business as well as the International School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. They presented information about studying at Sichuan University to students representing a variety of majors and schools at UNE, and they invited an UNE student who previously studied in China to share his experience with students interested in traveling to China. Both visitors enjoyed the opportunity to dine in the University restaurant, with service provided by students from the academic programs of UNE’s International School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. In the evening, they toured Old San Juan with UNE’s visiting Mandarin professor and Director of International Affairs.
UNE is grateful for the opportunity to host Sichuan University in Puerto Rico, and we look forward to many opportunities in the future to send and receive students and faculty as part of academic exchange programs.
For additional information about Sichuan University, please visit http://www.scu.edu.cn/en/. For additional information about international activities at UNE, please contact the UNE Office of International Affairs at: 787-257-7373, Ext. 2237 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.