Exchange activity between VNUHCM-USSH students and SSEAYP 2016 delegation

Nearly 100 faculty members, students of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities took part in exchange activities with 45 young delegates of The Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program 2016 (SSEAYP) on the topic “Promotion of cross -cultural exchange” on the morning of November 12th, 2016.

In a presentation regarding the issues of cross-cultural exchange, the participants expressed their awareness on the importance of cultural exchanges between countries in seeking employment opportunities, improving foreign language and communication skills … On the other hand, many solutions and suggestions were provided in order to overcome culture shock such as managing relationship via social network; increasing exchange activities, exhibitions and cultural exchanges between the countries …

Dr. Tran Cao Boi Ngoc, Deputy Head of the The Office Of International Cooperation And International Project Development, VNUHCM-USSH, commented: “As the participants come from many different cultures, their perspectives are also quite diverse. The proposed theme of the program may seem dry at first, but through the creative presentation and open-minded experience sharing, the participants brought up a cheerful and inspirational atmosphere to the program.”
A SSEAYP delegate, Tomoaki Okubo shared his feelings: “I feel extremely happy to be chosen to participate SSEAYP. I think I have learned a lot through this program. SSEAYP is a valuable opportunity for me to improve my knowledge about the ASEAN countries, especially Vietnam, which is an incredibly wonderful country with a long-lasting cultural tradition. ”

At the end of the discussion, all the participants took part in various activities such as folk games, painting conical hats, making calligraphy, playing volleyball (roller ball), and playing stone throwing …

SSEAYP 2016 delegates and VNUHCM-USSH students in group discussion activity.
A SSEAYP 2016 delegate decorates a Vietnamese conical hat.

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