Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) students Charbel Younan and Rita el-Khoury will be participating in a Confucius Institute-organized Summer Camp in China from July 6 till July 20, 2018.
Every summer, the Confucius Institute headquarters organizes a summer camp for students to travel to China to learn the language, experience Chinese culture, and become better acquainted with the realities of living and learning in China.
NDUers Charbel and Rita will visit two cities in Beijing and Guangzhou. During their stay, they will be given the opportunity to visit cultural sites and engage in many activities, such as touring the Forbidden City, visiting the Great Wall, eating authentic Chinese Hotpot, and seeing Baiyun Mountain. Also, they will meet people from different walks of life, take classes, and make new friends.
Traveling is not only an amazing way to experience a new world but also a great way to learn!
When asked about the challenges they expect to face in China, Charbel said, “The challenge most probably will be applying my Chinese linguistic skills and sharing my experiences with the locals.”
He added, “This trip is bound to offer many benefits with the most important being able to live and adapt to a different environment, whether mentally or physically.”
Both Charbel and Rita scored 200/200 in the HSK1 and HSK2 (Chinese proficiency test) at NDU, which is China's only official language proficiency test for non-native speakers.