On April 25, Beijing Foreign Studies University participated in the 2021 Online Enrollment Policy Briefing of Chinese Universities towards ASEAN Member States (AMS). The event was a large-scale enrollment campaign organized by ASEAN-China Center (ACC).
On April 13, a preparatory meeting for the online briefings was held by the event organizers, where Chen Dehai, Secretary General of ACC delivered a speech. The meeting was also attended by the minister-counselors from the Embassies of Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, etc. in China, and officials from the education exchange and management departments in relevant countries. During the meeting, nine Chinese universities introduced their respective disciplines and enrollment policies. Wang Zulei from the School of Chinese Language and Literature and Dong Lili from the International Business School attended the meeting on behalf of our university. The two sides conducted practical consultations on matters concerning the online briefings and established friendly ties, laying a good foundation for future cooperation.
The online policy briefings were started officially on the morning of April 25, 2021, attended by Yaya Sutarya, Education Counselor of the Indonesian Embassy in China, Phoxay Thepvilayvong, Education Counselor of the Lao Embassy in China, and Allen Carillo, Third Secretary and Vice Counselor of the Philippine Embassy in China. The briefings were presided over by He Wei, official from the Education, Culture, and Tourism Division of ACC. The three diplomats delivered speeches and extended their welcome and gratitude to all participating universities.
Three of our teachers, Yan Xuefang from the Overseas Students Affairs Office, Wang Zulei from the School of Chinese Language and Literature, and Lin Min from the International Business School, delivered briefings to the students and parents from AMS in English.
Yan Xuefang gave a general introduction about BFSU, our distinctive features, and enrollment policies. Wang Zulei elaborated on the basic situation, discipline setting, program features, entry requirements, scholarships and grants, etc. of the School of Chinese Language and Literature. Lin Min introduced the International Business School in the following aspects: the source country distribution of international students (from 102 countries/regions), featured programs taught in Chinese and in English respectively, the university-industry integrated cultivating and training model, and the competitiveness of graduates in the job market. The briefings presented by the three teachers demonstrated BFSU’s history and quality of international education, which greatly impressed the participants.
A total of over 1,000 teachers, students in relevant schools and parents in AMS watched the event via Zoom, Facebook or other platforms. The audience interacted with representatives of universities to learn about study, application, and scholarships. After the event, relevant materials and contact information have been uploaded by universities for students’ reference.
ASEAN-China Centre is an inter-governmental organization initiated by China and co-founded by 10 ASEAN Member States. The Center is committed to promoting friendly exchanges and practical cooperation between ASEAN and China in various fields including trade, investment, education, culture, tourism, and information and media. The online briefings have received support from AMS embassies in China and positive response from Chinese universities. Nine Chinese universities, including Beijing Foreign Studies University, Shandong University, Central University of Finance and Economics, and East China Normal University, participated in the event, winning a round of applause from AMS students and parents. Through this event, ACC has acted as an enabling platform for exchanges between Chinese universities and AMS. Our University has also expanded opportunities for overseas enrollment and increased our visibility in AMS, gaining strong impetus for the development of our international education.
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