Founded in 1983, The International Students’ Department of Sichuan International Studies University is in charge of enrollment, teaching and administration of international students. For over 30 years, SISU has recruited international students from more than 40 countries, including Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Viet Nam, the United States, Venezuela, Australia and New Zealand. At present, there are nearly 200 international postgraduates, undergraduates and advanced students studying in SISU.
The International Students’ Department actively cooperates with foreign universities and high schools to build a stable enrollment base. It increasingly improves its structure, level and teaching quality on the basis of gradually expanding the enrollment scale of international students.
The International Students’ Department owns a group of competent Chinese teachers who have rich teaching experience. Most of them has studied or taught abroad. They have a high level of Chinese language and culture and abundant Chinese-teaching experience as well as a set of effective methods of teaching foreigners to learn Chinese. The Chinese teaching quality of SISU has a high reputation in Chongqing, which wins unanimous praise from international students.
The International Students’ Department offers diverse Chinese courses to foreign students, including both compulsory courses and optional courses, such as Chinese language, Chinese culture, Chinese history and business Chinese, etc. The International Students’ Department attaches great importance to foreign students’ after-class learning and positively carries out colorful second classroom activities as well as recreational activities. The International Students’ Department has established Chinese talent classes, including Chinese calligraphy, Chinese drawing, Chinese paper cutting and tai chi, etc. What’s more, the Department constantly organizes activities for foreign students to experience Chinese culture and conducts study tours in the areas nearby Chongqing as well as other cities, which stimulates international students’ passion of learning Chinese and deepens their understanding of Chinese culture.
The International Students’ Department is in charge of the application, assessment and recommendation of all kinds of international students’ scholarships, including Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Institution Scholarship, Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor’s Scholarship and SISU Presidential Scholarship, etc. The Department annually organizes summer camp and short-term training classes for foreign Confucius Institutes and partner institutes, offering foreign students a chance to experience Chinese culture and learn Chinese in China.