Southern Utah University - Hunan Normal University

American Studies Center of Changsha

 


Summary

The American Studies Center of Changsha (ASC), hosted by Hunan Normal University, has been operated by Southern Utah University (SUU) since Spring 2012. Since its inception, six SUU students and one professor have worked at the ASC to promote learning about American culture, to develop English language skills, and to foster goodwill.

 

The main purpose of the ASC is to foster understanding of American culture, history, values, policies and institutions by students, faculty and local community  members. It is also a medium to convey good will and generosity of the American people to the Chinese people. The center will host a variety of activities, including instructional references, conferences, holiday celebrations, which will be coordinated by Southern Utah University and Hunan Normal University, with both American and Chinese input. 

 

湖南师范大学与美国南犹他大学合作建立了美国研究中心,研究中心是一个专注于培养学生、教师以及当地社区了解美国文化、历史、价值观等方面的学术性机构,机构,为学校进行美国学各领域研究、合作、交流提供了平台,旨在与国内外高校的相关研究机构合作,开展跨地区、跨学科、跨部门、跨领域的研究,构建全面、深入了解和研究美国文化的综合平台,深化中美文化交流。美国文化中心坐落在长沙市湖南师范大学的校园中,两所合作大学会定期在校园里举行多样的学术活动,比如教学策略指导,主题会议,节日庆祝等等。


2015 - 2016 Programming Highlights

•    2015年成立了孔子学院


•    美国文化中心组织学生开展了英语角,电影之夜,美国节日介绍等活动

 

 

•    工作人员们也会通过文化中心招募国际学生,在当地孤儿院组织社区服务,以及在中心外开展演讲等活动。


Leadership

Hunan Normal University

唐建文

国际交流合作处

Hunan Normal University

 

Southern Utah University

Kurt Harris

Director of Global Engagement

Southern Utah University

A former English professor and department chair, Dr. Harris has been the Director of Global Engagement at Southern Utah University since 2011. Many years ago, he was an exchange student to Geneva, Switzerland. As an English professor, he conducted his own study abroad programs, and he has collaborated with over 20 faculty colleagues to develop new programs. He oversees SUU’s study abroad and away programs, international partnerships, global experiential learning courses, and campus internationalization efforts.