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Rutgers China Bridge Program in Social Work and Public Policy

China Bridge Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offered Chinese university students the opportunity to attend a series of lectures and workshops at Rutgers’ prestigious School of Social Work. Throughout the course of the program, students were exposed to a range of academic and cultural experiences. The program trained students who come from social work, public policy, public administration, and other management fields background, and who are eager to become better skilled in English and experience what a top American university has to offer. The program consists of a series of lectures at the School of Social Work, as well as English language training. Students also had the opportunity to interact with current Rutgers students and faculty. This program was a joint effort between The Rutgers China Office and The Huamin Research Center.
 

Director Chien-Chung Huang from the Huamin Research Center welcomed students from China at the welcome event at Shaka Burrito.

Director Jeff Wang from The Rutgers China Office welcomed students from China at the welcome event at Shaka Burrito.

 

Students visited Rutger Livingston Student Center before English Center.

Students from China attended an "English Corner" at the Livingston Circle to practice speaking English and Learning from current Rutgers Students. Student worker speaks to students about his experience here at Rutgers. 

When students were not in class, they took several trips around the area. The students were able to visit Princeton University to learn more about the history, Princeton Battlefield State Park and Institute for Advanced Studies.

Natalia Peck and Sun Di took students to see the historic beauty of Philadelphia.  

 

Students took a trip to Boston to see the prestigious Harvard Library. 

Students were given a tour at the United States Military Academy at West Point. 

Students travel to Sandy Hook with Marie Callahan and Jiang Wu to experience the jersey shore! 

Sibylle Pearce and Ismel cook for the celebratory BBQ after a great two weeks of learning and cultural emersion.

 

Students played basketball during the BBQ by the Raritan River! 

Students traveled to the nation's capital, Washington D.C., to visit the monuments and museums! 

 

After experiencing the beauty of the capital, students were able to see all that University of Maryland has to offer after current student gave students a tour around campus. 

Rutgers is only about an hour away from the big apple, New York City! Students were able to shop and look at the city's beautiful view!

 

After an excellent three weeks, students were awarded a certificate of completion during the closing ceremony. 

 Entire Group at the Closing Ceremony. 

 The three weeks went by fast, but the friendships last a lifetime.

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