College of Lake County - Xi'an International University

Center for American Culture


Summary

The Center for American Culture at Xi'an International University is designed to promote understanding between China and the U.S., providing training for English language and American culture, and educating Chinese visitors about life in the United States. The center serves as an interactive and welcoming place where students, Chinese-English teachers, and members of the community will be able to have opportunities to experience American culture. 

美国文化中心是西安外事学院为了配合本校国际化的办学理念,和友好学校美国伊利诺斯社区大学湖郡学院联合设立的学生活动中心,目的在于为校内所有国内、国际学生提供一个具有国际文化氛围的学习、学术互动交流场所;是学生检索外文资料的自习室;也是受邀兄弟院校的专家学者、社会贤达、机构和企业资深管理人员、校内及到访外教向在校师生讲授各类学术或实践主题知识的讲堂。中心于2012年6月13日正式开馆并向校内各系别师生免费开放,由教师和学生志愿者负责日常维护并提供相应服务。


2015-2016 Programming Highlights

  • Two types of activities:  academic/training events and casual/social interaction events

 

  • Performing arts programs in ACC – Ping Pong Productions provided accommodation and  transportation for the artists
  • Activities primarily focus on English improvement - English corner at ACC, and two movie nights each week

 

  • Exchange students from College of Lake County to Xi’an International University
  • Dancing theater program organized by College of Lake County

 

  • Started a writing center to engage students, faculty and local communities, and issued 150 certificates
 
 
 

Leadership

Xi'an International University

 

Hu Jianhua

国际合作学院/国际交流中心

Xi'an International University

工商企业管理硕士,先后赴德国和美国进修与交流,教授过多门英语语言课程和商务专业双语课程。多次被评为校级师德先进个人和优秀教师;2015年10月参加蒙古国第9届全国英语教学(TEFL)/第5届对外英语教学(TESOL)国际会议并做主题演讲;发表学术论文多篇,参编或总审校五本由清华大学出版社发行的大学英语教材。

College of Lake County

Dr. Timothy Murphy

Political Science

College of Lake County

Dr. Timothy Murphy received his B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Parkside, M.A. at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and his Ph.D. FROM University of Miami.