Former Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
Richard W. Clark
Former Visiting Associate Professor, Human & Community Development
Former Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Former Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development and 4-H Youth Development - Metro
Former Outreach Initiative Specialist
Former Director of Web Development
Former Extension Educator, Youth Development
JoAn C. Todd
Former Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
Former Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Metro
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Friday, April 18, 2008
Finally the first real entry in our travel log!
After a long and tiring but very quiet flight we made it into Shanghai without any losses. All group members and suitcases safely arrived. We were picked up by Sanda and brought to our very nice accomodations on campus. After an early dinner and a first short stroll across campus we all fell into our beds and tried to catch up on lost sleep. Some were more successful than others - 13 hours time difference can be really hard on you!
On Thursday some of the staff gave us a tour across campus - really nice and beautiful with many little canals and plants. We had the priviledge to visit a student dorm and saw some class rooms. In the afternoon we had our first official meeting with Vice President Jin, Dean Huang and some staff members of the foreign language department. The evening was spent by exploring a part of downtown and have some first Chinese shopping experiences. Some interesting pieces were acquired!
Today is Friday and in the morning we had an administrative meeting with president Ji Yuan where we discussed different possibilities for future projects. Later in the morning seven of us gave presentations to students and staff. We all had large audiences and I can report that Chinese students are as engaged as American students in the classroom. As part of my program I did an auction of a bar of Hershey choclate and I had plenty of bidders :-)
In a few minutes we will start to our first school visit which is why I have to stop here for the time being.
We apologize for the delayed start of our Blog, but we had slight technical difficulties. Some of you might have noticed that we didn't get in touch with you so frequently. Internet is mostly slow and we have very little access opportunities.
Greetings from Shanghai!