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Online Culture Exchange Program for Pakistani Students offered by ICEC

Overview:

Anhui University, the province’s sole significant comprehensive university, is situated in Hefei, the lovely capital city of Anhui Province.

Anhui University, founded in 1928 in Anqing and relocated to Hefei in 1958, is now an increasing higher education institution backed by the government under the State “211 Project.”

Anhui University features four branch campuses and one scientific and technology business park, totaling over 207 acres of magnificent landscape and excellent campus environment. Anhui University offers 26 schools (departments), 77 undergrad specialties, 148 postgraduate degree courses, 48 Doctoral programs, and 5 Research Scientist Centers, among other fields. The University employs 1500 faculty members, more than 800 of them are professors or associate professors, and 28 are short-term engaged academics and specifically appointed professors. The student population exceeds 31000, including 21000 undergraduate students and 6000 postgraduate students.

The university places a high value on international collaboration and interaction. It has now signed partnerships with 97 foreign institutions. It started accepting international students in 1980. The Ministry of Education has granted permission to recruit overseas students who are recipients of Chinese government scholarships. In 2000, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council named it as a Teaching Base for Chinese Language and Culture. Anhui University now has students from over 45 nations in Asia, America, Europe, and Africa studying there, where many cultures live in peace.

Over the past few years, Anhui University (AU) has expanded its international reach by establishing strong ties with academic institutions in more than 30 countries and regions, including the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Australia, Thailand, and many others. It actively encourages interaction in scientific research and the development of top-tier talent, speeds up the pace of scholarly travel, and magnifies the degree to which the world is becoming increasingly interconnected.

Admission Procedure:

Admission Requirements:

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4 is required; 
  2. Exchange students are expected to have adequate English or Chinese proficiency for daily communication and course instruction in either Chinese or English in class.
  3. Good health condition.

Required Application Documents:

  1. Application form
  2. A scanned copy of a passport that is valid at least until the end of September of the application year;
  3. A previous academic transcript authorized by the authority of the home university;
  4. Formal recommendations from one’s home university;
  5. Medical examination report;
  6. If applicable, an English or Chinese language certificate.
  7. Passport-sized e-photo/

Application Steps:

  1. Verify that the courses you want to take at AHUT are taught in the language you are proficient in. If your Chinese language proficiency is insufficient for you to study alongside Chinese students, please check and see if there are majors and courses taught in English before submitting an application.
  2. Download the application form;
  3. Sign and date the application form.
  4. Prepare the required application documents;
  5. Scan the signed application form and other application documents and send them to your home university’s coordinator.
  6. The coordinator of the applicants’ home university sends all students’ application forms and documents to the coordinator of the AHU exchange program for international students. (Till the deadline.)

Admission Process:

  1. AHU receives application forms and documents from partner university coordinators.
  2. AHU Admission Committee members evaluate application documents and, if necessary, conduct interviews with applicants.
  3. AHU announces the evaluation results and sends the names of admitted students to partner universities.
  4. AHU delivers admission paper documents to the coordinator of the student exchange program of partner universities.

Related Fee:

Tuition FeeWaived
Application FeeWaived
Accommodation FeeDouble-bed room; 2000 CNY/Year Single-bed room; 3500 CNY/year
Physical Examination Fee400 CNY (to be paid to Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau)
Medical Insurance Fee  800 CNY/year (paid to insurance company)
Resident Permit400 CNY/year (paid to entry-exit Administration Bureau)
BooksAround 500 CNY/ year
Living ExpensesAround 1000 CNY/month (varies to personal budget)

Notes:

  • The year here refers to the academic year at the university. All fees are payable in either CNY or USD.
  • Accommodation Conditions: Bedrooms are equipped with a bed, desk, bookshelf, refrigerator, air conditioner, wardrobe, private bathroom, and balcony. There are public kitchens and dining rooms on each floor, as well as coin-operated washing machines. The accommodation fee does not include electricity or internet charges.
  • Fees may be revised annually in accordance with the current global economic situation.
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Why is Chinese a good language to learn?

There are billions of speakers of Chinese. Europeans are wanting to learn it in greater numbers. Here, we examine the how and the why.

Mandarin Chinese stands out as the one language everyone should make an effort to learn. It has more native speakers than any other language, at over 900 million, and is only expected to become more widely spoken as the country’s economy develops.

While languages within the Indo-European family, such as Spanish and English, have a wider worldwide audience, Mandarin Chinese’s massive native speaker population puts it in the top place. In this transparent move, South Koreans explain why China is so important to their East Asian economic partners.

Western nations, too, depend on it greatly. Standard addition China’s economic success and its centrality to global supply lines, learning Mandarin is a good investment.

Gaining an understanding of Chinese culture, expanding one’s professional network, meeting new people and seeing the world are just a few of the numerous reasons to study the language. In fact, learning Chinese has never been more relevant than it is right now. There are of the many reasons why Chinese can be studied which are as follows:

Travel to China:

The most significant advantage of studying Mandarin is that it enables you to explore the fascinating nation of China on your own. If you are not the average tourist, take the opportunity to study Mandarin, and you will discover the “true China” on your travels. Even if you have poor language abilities, locals will appreciate your efforts and will go out of their way to greet you.

Career Opportunities:

China’s rising economic might has been widely reported on for decades. More than 800 million people have been pulled out of poverty as a result of the country’s constant annual growth rate of approximately 10%, as reported by the World Bank.

Increasing numbers of businesses in the nation are now able to function despite the fact that their employees speak different languages due to the country’s newly established commercial ties with the West.

Mandarin-speaking graduates may work in business, diplomacy, engineering, science, law, philosophy, political science, technology, finance, tourism, translation, and more.

A landmark study of languages in the U.S. employment market showed that Chinese is the most-requested language after Spanish by employers and has had the fastest increase. Between 2010 and 2015, Chinese-language job advertisements climbed by 230%. Chinese speakers can help domestic firms, organizations, and government agencies advertise to and service Chinese-speaking populations.

Nearly two-thirds of the 3 million Chinese-speaking U.S. citizens have inadequate English ability. Knowing Mandarin Chinese is therefore very advantageous if you want a job that requires interaction with Chinese clients or vendors. You may benefit from learning Chinese even if you have no plans to relocate your company to a nation where people speak Chinese.

Boost your CV:

By knowing Chinese, you may be essential to the accomplishment of a project in China and stand out for your brilliance.

Job hunting? Your resume might be lacking. Adding Chinese to that document may change everything.

Even though companies don’t need foreign language proficiency, it shows you’re a devoted learner with intellectual capacity. You’ll be an useful team member for most firms, particularly those with China-related initiatives or collaborations.

Work in China:

China has welcomed international investment and economic collaboration by opening itself to the globe. As a result, there is a huge need for professionals who can connect this new China with the rest of the globe.

The Culture:

Learning Chinese reveals one of the world’s wealthiest and oldest civilizations. When you study Chinese, you learn about Chinese history, culture, religious beliefs, and aesthetic traditions. The more you learn, the more you’ll grasp China’s history and present.

There are thousands of years of history and culture in China. Due to the country’s diversity, even under the current Communist Party’s administration, it is probably not helpful to refer to a singular “Chinese” culture.

In reality, China has played a pivotal role in shaping global history. Paper, printing, gunpowder, and the compass are widely agreed upon by Sinologists to have travelled from China to Europe through the Silk Road.

Although amazing in scope, this offers a rather general picture of China’s cultural impact. Understanding the significance of this region requires an understanding of the local language.

The ability to speak Mandarin will look good on your resume since it shows that you are well-rounded and prepared to go the extra mile to communicate effectively.

The Literature:

Chinese literature has been around for thousands of years. Early literature centered on Confucius were among the most influential, although subsequent poetry and classical fiction would progress a variety of literary styles (well before the Enlightenment would precipitate a similar Golden Age in Europe).

Chinese literature, both ancient and modern, originates from a very different cultural setting than Western literature. However, in order to really understand it, one must read it in its original language. There is also a more practical barrier: many masterpieces of Chinese literature have not been translated into English, therefore one must admire them as they are.

If one wants to comprehend modern China, one must first understand Confucianism. According to Professor May-Tan Mullins of the University of Nottingham’s China Campus, the rebirth of Confucian ideas may be “more than merely governmental propaganda.”

The Food:

Chinese cuisine, or at least a Western influence version of it, is popular in Britain. Learning Chinese can help one understand the menu and make more informed decisions. Unsurprisingly, “chow-mein” refers to stir-fried noodles. Lo-mein is Chinese for “tossed noodles.”

As visitors gain knowledge of the menu, one can eventually feel more at ease ordering something that is a little less familiar. One could even grow to like Chinese food that doesn’t come packaged in a little cardboard box.