Shenyang FHSU students get a taste of the FHSU culture

SNU students visiting

06/29/16 lds
HAYS, Kan. -- Seventeen students from Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang, China, visited Fort Hays State University's campus for cultural and academic experience.

The students arrived in the United States on June 19 and stayed a day in Los Angeles before coming to Hays on June 20. While in Hays, students attended lectures by FHSU faculty on such topics as global challenges, leadership, sustainability, wind energy, tourism and hospitality management, business ethics, and entrepreneurship.

The students were also in Hays on a "fun" level. Students were able to go to a rifle range to learn about firearms and to experiment with shooting a shotgun. They toured the FHSU farm and went mini golfing.

The Office of Internationalization and Global Partnerships hosted the students, who are studying in the FHSU program in Shenyang, which enables them to earn an FHSU degree while studying in China.

"The main goal was to provide an American educational and cultural experience along with some fun activities," said Philip Wittkorn, director of operations for Chinese partnerships.

The students were in Hays for four days before visiting the Capitol in Topeka. The scholars also visited Kansas City, where they shopped, went to Worlds of Fun and took part in the KC Zipline before flying to the east coast, where they will spend a week visiting Washington, D.C., New York and Boston before flying back to China on July 2.

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