Student Cultural Exchange Program between STOU and SOU
On 20 – 24 November 2017, Associate Professor Dr. Panumas Kudngaongarm, Acting President of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), and Associate Professor Dr. Chaiwat Kongsom Acting Vice-President for Educational Services, led a group of staff and students on a visit to Guoshun Campus of Shanghai Open University (SOU) in the People's Republic of China for a student cultural exchange program. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for staff and students to gain professional experiences, knowledge and language skills, to increase mutual understanding about different open education systems and to strengthen ties between two Universities.
The program included “Chinese Culture” by Mr. Hong Yaniong, “Chinese Language” by Mr. Zhao Xiaojun and “Chinese Calligraphy” by Mr. Guo Dawei. Moreover, STOU staff and students expand the academic knowledge as well as to provide Chinese culture experience outside of the classroom by going on field trips around Shanghai, where our staff and students were able to enjoy local culture and tradition at Water town Zhu Jiajiao, Shanghai Museum & Yu Garden and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. On 23 November 2017, students of STOU and SOU demonstrated their abilities and exchange their traditional dances, costumes, arts and music.