The School of International Cultural Exchange, established in 2002, is an institute of Lanzhou University mainly responsible for the recruitment (including scholarship students and self-supporting students), management and teaching affairs of Chinese language for foreigners of international students. Besides, it takes a coordinative role in friendly relations with 4 Confucius Institutes abroad. Lastly, it is responsible for examination affairs of HSK in Lanzhou University.
This school boasts a team of experienced talents teaching Chinese to foreigners and a meticulous administrative group. Apart from professional Chinese teaching, we have opened diverse courses ranging from Chinese Culture, Martial Arts, Calligraphy and Painting, Chinese Classical Poems Appreciation, and special courses and lectures on HSK tests. We have launched various activities for international students, for instance, Chinese Composition Contest, Calligraphy Contest, Chinese Song Contest, Athletic Contest and Cultural activities on Chinese Festivals.
Currently, there are about 500 international students from 49 nations across 5 continents on campus. They are studying for Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree, advanced students (Chinese Language majors and other majors), and exchange students.
In our school, we have one undergraduate program---Chinese Language.
Our school has attached great importance to the cultural events held for international students, which helped enhance the international campus culture, strengthen students’ emotional bond with our university and promote their Chinese language study. Among the various activities, the “ChineseBridge” competition, International Cultural Festival, athletic games, football match of international students, Spring Festival Gala and Karaoke Contest as well as the annual cultural experience all enriched the campus life for foreign students.
Standing on a new historical starting point, with the university motto of “Constantly improving, blazing our own path”, our school will carry on the mission of transmitting Chinese culture in an effort to establish the world famous top comprehensive university. We will carry forward the spirit of LanzhouUniversity, strengthen the opening of consciousness, lay stress on the connotation construction and enhance the education quality for the cause of international education in LanzhouUniversity.