Zibo fosters China-South Korea cultural exchange through youth partnership program

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2023-11-14

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Zibo Normal College in East China's Shandong province hosted the Global Youth Partnership Program, an online cultural exchange event with Howon University in South Korea, on Nov 8.


Zibo Normal College in East China's Shandong province hosts the Global Youth Partnership Program with Howon University in South Korea on Nov 8. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The initiative seeks to serve as a bridge for cultural understanding and collaboration between young individuals around the world and contribute to the creation of a shared destiny for humanity.

Zibo Normal College and Howon University have been collaborating on a joint preschool education program since 2012. The program seeks to nurture a cadre of international preschool education professionals.


Models wearing qipao, a kind of traditional high necked, figure-hugging dress also known as cheongsam, catwalk in the classroom. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The event showcased the rich cultural heritage of both nations. Zibo Normal College students presented traditional Chinese culture through activities such as qipao catwalks, hanfu etiquette demonstrations, and paper-cutting tutorials. Meanwhile, Howon University teachers and students showcased Korean songs and dances.


The two schools carry out online exchanges. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

As part of the Sino-Korean cooperative program, students from Zibo Normal College and those specializing in early childhood education at Howon University shared their calligraphy creations and teaching materials.

The event underscores Zibo Normal College's commitment to inclusive education. The institution plans to continue organizing international exchange events and explore innovative avenues for cooperation and exchange between China and foreign nations to further enhance the school's international education standards and development.