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Cultural exchange promotes Jinhua among overseas students
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-08-16

Thirty-eight students from top overseas colleges in 13 countries participate in the eighth session of the Jinhua Homestay Project (Jinhua Mountain) in Jinhua, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo provided to]

A cultural exchange activity that invites overseas college students to Jinhua, East China's Zhejiang province, opened at the Lutian Academy on Jinhua Mountain on Aug 12.


The eighth session of the Jinhua Homestay Project (Jinhua Mountain) saw a total of 38 students from leading overseas ...


Session 8 - Opening Ceremony
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-08-12

“The key to sound relations between states lies in the affinity between people, which largely stems from heart-to-heart exchanges.”

The 8th Session of Jinhua Homestay Project (Jinhua Mountain) is officially opened.

The opening ceremony was officially held at Lutian Academy. Thirty-eight university students from thirteen countries have travelled from afar to experience Chinese culture and bring youthful vitality to this beautiful place.


Session 8 – Long-anticipated arrival
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-08-11

Today, 38 participants from 13 countries finally arrived in the village. This year’s Jinhua Homestay is taking place in Lutian Village of Jinhua Mountain.

Hosting families were waiting for the bus at the main square of the village. After the long travel, happy and at the same time tired participants were excited to see their “homes” for the next two weeks. Every Home Plus warmly welcomed their guests with cozy rooms and home-cooked meals.

Everyone is extremely curios about the new place, new culture, new people, new food, and new experiences. Jinhua Homestay is happy to have you all here, #dearparticipantsofthe8session !



Jinhua Mountain Session - Day 1
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-08-10

Today is the airport pickup day. This date was fixed months ago. It happened so that this year’s typhoon, a very powerful typhoon Lekima, also chose this date to hit China’s east coast (and Shanghai where the airport is, and Jinhua).

No worries at all. Our project team had backup plan(s). Many flights were delayed, but eventually we had everyone gathered as usual at Starbucks of Pudong Airport. Due to the weather conditions, we postponed our return to Jinhua till the next day, and right now everyone is safe and sound, checked-in in a cozy hotel in Shanghai.

Jinhua Homestay team does great job on efficient planning, communication, ...


A Visit to Luobu Town
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-08-08

The seminar on improving governance capacity of universities in developing countries in 2019 was sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and undertaken by the International Foreign Aid Base of Zhejiang Normal University (ZNU). In attendance were education administrators from different countries such as the Philippines, Laos, Romania, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka, as well as the students of the School of Economics and Management of ZNU, the China-Africa International Business School MBA students of ZNU, and the Foreign Languages College MTI (master's degree of translation and interpretation) students.

Under the guidance of Huang Jian, mayor of Luobu Town, and ...