A Brief Introduction to the Foreign Students in GTU
At present, there are more than 200 international students in GTU, including 63 students with academic qualification and more than 130 visiting students from over 20 countries including Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Vietnam, Thailand and Morocco. In 2018, GTU enrolled more than 380 international students and won the honorary title of outstanding unit for students studying abroad in China.
GTU cultivates professionals in the hotel industry, therefore, it integrates the special characteristics of the school into the teaching of international students. Building up the professional brand courses has always been the focus of the teaching management of international students.
For the international students of hotel management, GTU adheres to the training mode of combining theory and skills and internship, and maintains a long-term cooperation of talent training for some international high-end hotel groups in coastal areas.
GTU sets up courses of Chinese language for international students. This course combines the traditional Chinese culture and the local tourism culture resources together, in order to cultivate the students’ interest in Chinese cultrue. Besides, in order to enhance the communication between Chinese and foreign students, teachers will help foreign students to find one-to-one or one-to-many language partners.
In order to enrich the life of international students, GTU has hosted a series of cultural activities, organizing international students to take part in Chinese painting and creative activities, holding “One Belt, One Road Food Exchange Festival”, helping international students to participate in “tea competition” and other activities. The diverse activities not noly win the praise of international students but also play a positive role in promoting international students to have a better understanding of GTU and Chinese culture.