On the afternoon of November 1st, HNU arranged for international freshmen to attend social practice activities and visit Changsha Concert Hall, Changsha Planning Exhibition Hall, Changsha Museum, and Changsha Library.
In the Changsha Planning Exhibition Hall, students were shown some drafts of the blueprint for Changsha city, such as city planning, education for the popularization of science project and public participation project. Then they looked around the exhibitions of “Exploring the History of the Old Changsha City”, “Envisioning and Planning a new Changsha” and “Distinctive Changsha in 2050”. The students also visited the display of Bronze Ware owned by Fu Hao, the queen of Shang Dynasty in ancient China. Later, they enjoyed the natural scenery of Changsha on the viewpoint of the Binjiang Cultural Park.
The social practice activities of international students are important parts of the freshmen orientation. By attaching equal importance to language and culture and integrating campus and city life, these activities aim to impress students with the characteristic charm of Hunan culture, strengthen their sense of belonging, enhance their cultural identity in Changsha and enable them to have a deeper and more comprehensive understanding about Chinese culture and China’s development.