Monday, May 25, 2009
Visit to Baoji, China
My lastest trip to China last week took me to the lovely city of Baoji, close to the famous Xian. During my visit to this city of about 4 million people, I was a guest of the Baoji Vocational Technology College which has a current enrollment of about 16,000 students. When the college construction is complete, this number will grow to over 30,000 students. The college currently offers 3 year courses in a range of faculties, including English, nursing, engineering, agriculture, and teaching
The campus is quite vast and modern, having just opened in 2007
The college has a rich history, commencing over 100 years ago, and is the result of the amalgamation of 6 colleges which were scattered around the city
The building project is still continuing and their plans are ambitious and exciting
Still more work to do...
Time to take a tour! The attractive lady on my left is my translator, Dong Li, a teacher from the English department
Trying my hand at being a medical doctor! Fortunately, the patient is only a dummy!
I made a new friend who shared with me his weight loss secrets!
The engineering department, with some of the students working on a lathe
My translator invited me to take a couple of her English classes. This was great fun!
And the students were so friendly!
The teaching material used by the college is first rate!
I was part of a group from Malaysia and Hong Kong discussing providing future overseas programs with the college, so there were meetings and much discussion.
The visit was concluded with the signing of an agreement.
Check out their website: http://www.bjvtc.com/