On 18 April, 104 Filipino-Chinese students from Chinese language Summer Camp 2016, with their 5 leading teachers, reached Quanzhou Normal University and started their Chinese learning journey for a period of 55 days.
During their stay, Quanzhou Normal University will offer several basic courses such as Chinese intensive reading, listening and speaking, reading, writing and so, as well as some skill courses such as folk customs, music, dance, Chinese film appreciation. In addition, trainings and sightseeing activities specialised in Chinese tradition are provided to the studnets, for instance, Southern Fujian culture presentation, calligraphy and Chinese Kung Fu, Quanzhou Culture tour, inter-college fellowship activity and natural local scenery tour. Through learning and cultural exchange in the camp, the students will gain a better understanding of Quanzhou city and the profound Chinese culture, which will strengthen the affection on their ancestral home.
It is reported that the Chinese language summer camp for Filipino-Chinese students is hosted by China Overseas Exchange Association and COEA of Fujian province, sponsored by Mr. Yongcai Chan, famous overseas Chinese leader and honorary chairman of Quanzhou Normal University. The camp has been held 15 times since 2001, benefitting over millions of students. For Quanzhou Normal University this is the 6th succesfully organised summer camp in the campus.