Overseas Trips
14th November 2015

BSPY5 Beijing, China

During the November holidays, together with their teachers Mr Goh Liangzhou, Mr Liu Zhiqiang and Mdm An Fengyun, 25 Year 5 Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) scholars embarked on their final immersion trip to Beijing and Tianjin. The highlights of the 17 day-long trip consisted of the insightful lectures in Peking University and Nankai University, student interactions at Beijing National Day School and Tsinghua University and sightseeing.

Peking University had kindly arranged a series of lectures on China’s foreign relations to prepare the BSP scholars for their A Level China Studies in Chinese (CSC) subject. The contents covered would help students in understanding their CSC syllabus the following year. The students also had the precious opportunity to interact with alumni of Dunman High School who are currently studying in Peking University. With their help, the students had the chance to attend undergraduate lectures and had a tour of the school, allowing them to better understand what it is like studying in China.

At Beijing National Day School (BNDS), our students interacted with BNDS students through interactive presentations, thought-provoking discussions and game activities such as charades. Not only did this give the students from both schools a chance to make new friends, it also helped to strengthen their understanding of each other’s country and culture. Ever since the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with Beijing National Day School, the partnership and interaction between our two schools have increased greatly.

Having the final Overseas Learning Journey (OLJ) at China’s capital, Beijing, the BSP scholars’ experiences have come full circle. In these 17 days, the students had briefly uncovered “all things China” amidst Beijing’s rich cultural backdrop and historical significance. With this unforgettable trip, the three years of BSP OLJs have come to a wonderful and fruitful closure.

2015年11月14日至11月30日,德明政府中学的25位高一双文化奖学金得主,连同吴良洲老师、刘志强老师和安凤云老师前往北京和天津,展开17天的浸濡课程。浸濡课程的主要项目包括由北京大学和南开大学教授主讲的讲堂课、与北京市十一学校的双边学生研讨会以及游览北京和天津,沉浸在当地浓厚的历史气息中。

北京大学特地为学生们安排7次有关中国外交的专题课,帮助学生们为明年的中国通识课程做准备。除了上课,在北大修读本科的德明校友也亲自接待我们,带领我们在北大旁听本科生课程、参观校园并与学生们分享在中国留学的学习心得。学生们对于校友在百忙之中抽出宝贵的时间都很感激。

在北京市十一学校,学生们也有机会与那里的学生通过呈现和玩游戏的方式交流,了解彼此国家的文化习俗。十一学校师生热情的招待让学生们在十一学校留下深刻的印象。自从我校和北京市十一学校签署合作备忘录后,两校友谊的桥梁不断地增强。

在北京和天津呆了17天的学生们可说是吃透、玩透了北京和天津,但是更重要的是学生们三年的浸濡活动终于在这里圆满结束。浸濡期间的所做所见所闻随着学生们制造的美好回忆将让他们回味无穷。学生们从踏入台湾、走遍古老城市西安、感受美国的现代风貌、欣赏上海的经济繁荣、到在首都北京了解中国浓厚的历史文化——这三年的浸濡生活不仅让学生对中西文化和当代历史有更深一层的认识,也让学生们建立长远的友谊,可谓人生中的幸福之事。

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