On February 4, 2021, our students from Russia, Nigeria, Botswana and other countries, vice president Zhang Guangan and teachers from International Education School gathered in the lunar New Year to make dumplings and celebrate the lunar New Year.
Everyone pasted the Spring Festival couplets, the character "fortune", paper-cutting for window decoration, hung lanterns and Chinese knot together. The activity scene was full of happiness this afternoon. Vice president Zhang Guangan told international students that dumplings were traditional Chinese food and an important part of celebrating the Spring Festival. Chinese people ate dumplings in Spring Festival, which meant family reunion and prosperous life. He hoped that international students would feel the atmosphere of Spring Festival in the university and wished students academic success. Vice president Zhang Guangan and teachers of International Education School taught students how to knead dough, how to roll dumpling wrapper and how to wrap lovely dumplings. Students learned very well.
Looking at the small and white dumplings, the students were very happy. The students' representatives were interviewed by Jinzhou TV Station and Jinzhou Evening News. "I am very happy today. our university is my second home, and my teachers and classmates are my family members. I feel very happy to eat dumplings with my family members and celebrate the Spring Festival together." Nigerian student Zayyad said. "I know Spring Festival is a reunion day for a family. As an international student, Liaoning University of Technology is our home, and teachers are the parents in this family! I like Chinese red, because red represents happiness and good luck. Here I wear red clothes to wish you a happy New Year! " Russian student Marina said.
Students put the dumplings into the pot, and observed the hot air in front of them. They ate delicious dumplings they made and felt the warmth of the university more deeply. The atmosphere on the scene was warm. Teachers and students sent new year's greetings to each other.
Students said that their experience in China made them realize the long history and rapid development of China. The future of China will be very bright. In the future, they will serve the multi-cultural integration with the energy and warmth gained in the Liaoning University of Technology, hoping to become the witness and participant of history.
In order to enrich the holiday life of international students in China during the winter vacation, the International Education School also arranged Chinese courses, advanced mathematics course, 21 day reading activity, characteristic culture courses, series of cultural, sports and folk activities for them. They could enjoy the happy and warm winter vacation in Liaoning University of Technology.