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Chinese exchange students tour MSJC

 

Last updated 8/30/2018 at 8:26pm

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Students from the College Entrepreneur Training Program from Hunan, China, visit Mt. San Jacinto College Aug. 24, to learn about education in the U.S.

SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College welcomed a delegation from China Friday, Aug. 24, as part of an effort to build cultural, educational and business opportunities in the district.

The nearly 30 delegates included 24 college-age students from the College Entrepreneur Training Program from Hunan, China. The remaining delegates were Jianfeng Huang, Wenwei Liang, Qing Liu and Shuai Hu from GuangZhou, China. The group is seeking opportunities to collaborate with the cities of Menifee, Temecula and Murrieta and MSJC in the areas of culture, educational, technology and arts.

"We are thrilled to have this cultural exchange and pursue opportunities for future partnerships with the College Entrepreneur Training Program," Dr. Roger Schultz, superintendent and president of MSJC, said. "These are the types of collaborations that open doors for MSJC students and the students from China to build stronger futures."

The Chinese students are part of an exchange program with the Yamei Academy of Excellence and the SoCal International Student Placement and California Homestay, two Murrieta-based organizations that provided homes and training for the students. As part of the exchange, the group spent three days at a college or university, including California State Polytechnic University Pomona and University of California Los Angeles Extension. The group toured the campuses, attended lectures and experienced the American college lifestyle.

The students also attended the Young Entrepreneur Success Place in Murrieta. YESplace is an outreach project of the Saturday Morning Foundation, an organization dedicated toward improving local economies through educating and inspiring business owners, according to the website.

During their visit to MSJC, they toured the new Eagle MakerSpace at the Menifee Valley Campus. The space provides hands-on, innovative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as part of science, technology, engineering and math studies. They also toured the new building MSJC purchased in Temecula that will open for classes in 2020.

"We look forward building an entrepreneurship program with MSJC, so the next group of college students from Hunan will be hosted at MSJC," Annie Xiang, owner of Yamei Academy of Excellence, said.

Submitted by Mt. San Jacinto College.

 

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