Chengdu in the Eyes of Foreign Students

Authors: Go Chengdu


As the first innovative program for overseas students in China, Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad was co-established in 2012 by the Chengdu Municipal Government and Global Maximum Educational Opportunities Inc. (G-MEO).
So far more than 480 students from 33 higher education institutions in the US have had the sponsorship of G-MEO to study at the center.
Students talk about life in Chengdu
Chengdu is my favorite. It is a modern metropolis, and on everyone's face there is always smile. It makes me feel at home.
― Alexander Gulino, from the American University in Washington DC
It's super convenient to use Wechat Pay and Ali pay. With a cellphone, you can buy whatever you want at almost all convenience stores here.
― Justin T. Murray, now an intern at a company in Chengdu
I can feel people's willingness to help us, even though I do not understand Sichuan dialect. I am going to learn traditional Chinese characters in summer vacation.
― Rhiannon Toole, from University of Rhode Island. She speaks fluent Chinese.
What professors say
For me, I like to be part of Chengdu culture. I don't want to be a tourist here…I like the feel to be part of the communities, and that's why I spent most of my time hanging out with my Chinese friends here.
― Andrew Guth, professor of public policy and global issues
Chengdu is a mega metropolis that I have got accustomed to over the last four years.
― John G. Dulmage, professor of psychology at the G-MEO Chengdu center
I really like the diversity of the neighborhoods of the city, where you can enjoy interesting architecture and cultural practices.
― Richard Nisa, professor of geography at Fairleigh Dickinson University

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