Students from 3 Chinese universities arrive for summer engineering program

Students in the engineering summer programThe first cohort of engineering undergrads participating in a special summer program for international students began classes Monday after getting acclimated to campus, activating their access IDs and learning their way around Atchison Hall, where they are staying.

Coordinated by the Office of International Programs (OIP) in cooperation with the College of Engineering, the summer program is designed for undergrads attending WSU’s partner universities. This year’s students are from Central China Normal University, Xidian University and Jiangsu University.

OIP and Engineering worked together to bring the 11 undergrads and one faculty member to WSU for three weeks for a variety of project-based, hands-on courses in topics including cybersecurity and design, and visits to facilities relevant to engineering, such as R&D labs and automotive manufacturers. Coursework focused on speaking and American culture will help the students improve their English language skills.

The group will visit several cultural institutions including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village. Their first trip out of the area is a weekend visit to Mackinac Island.

The Office of International Programs leads Wayne State’s global engagement by creating opportunities that foster international education and research, facilitate the exchange of individuals and ideas that promote global competencies and citizenship, and provide resources that support the expansion of the university’s global agenda. Follow us on Twitter @WayneOIP.

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