SPRING 2018 IBS BFSU EXTENDED FAMILY PROGRAM LAUNCHED
POST TIME:2018-03-12 | AUTHOR:ISAO
Extended Family is a program initiated by IBS,which offers chances for international students to make friends with Chinesepeople and even to live with Chinese families. Through this program, international students can taste the original flavor of the Chinese family andlearn about China in person.
Culture is something that cannot be learnedthrough books. It is something that can be acquired by practices and experiences.Here, Extended Family provides international students a precious opportunity toimmerse themselves in Chinese culture. By involving in our “extended family”project, students will make friends with Beijing local families. As familiesand friends, they will invite students to their home or go outing for weekendsand holiday from time to time. Students may feel lonely and confusing when theymove to a new country, and having local extended families could be greatsupport to them. Furthermore, through the interactions with local families,overseas students can gain better understandings of Chinese life and Chineseculture. Apart from enriching after-school life, this will also be a greatopportunity for foreign students to experience the local culture of Beijing.
Last semester, nearly 40 internationalstudents had fun with their Chinese families.
If you want to speak Chinese fluently,learn about Chinese lifestyle, and know about China through your ownexperiences, what are you waiting for? Do feel free to contact EllenCrystal via firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this program.