Message from the Dean
Welcome to College of International Culture in South China Normal University. We are very glad to have you in this united, innovative, and progressive group of education and academic studies.
Guangzhou is situated in the south of Five Ridges, north of the South China Sea and near the Pearl River. It is well-known for its nickname Yangcheng (the City of Rams) or Flower City. With a humid temperature and a beautiful natural scenery, Guangzhou has its unique charms and attracts millions of people. It is not only an historical and cultural city with a beautiful old legend and a glorious history, it is also a modern city with infinite energy. It is an important trading port in the Maritime Silk Road. Guangzhou played an important role in the history of introducing Chinese culture to the world and the history of cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries. It is vital in the process of introducing China to the world and introducing the world to China. In here, the elegance of ancient times and the energy of modern world are well integrated. So are the traditional Chinese culture and modern Western civilization. A variety of different cultures are combined and reinforce each other.
The campus of South China Normal University is surrounded by pleasant scenery. You can see flowers in four seasons and green trees everywhere. It is a school with more than 80 years history. It has profound academic tradition, the strength in innovative development in multiple subjects, and sufficient experience in talent training. It shoulders the spiritual construction of college and the construction of college system, as well as the mission of normal education and international Chinese language teacher training. Our college is an international education institution, a window for Chinese culture to communicate with foreign cultures, and a bridge for talents overseas or in the nation to seek for success.
College of International Culture in South China Normal University is your correct choice. We are grateful to you attention and looking forward to your coming. Meanwhile, we will try out best to provide you with a first-class learning environment, first-class teaching qualities, and first-class living conditions and other services. We will support your study and development, helping you to realize your dream. Here will be the harbor where you begin your voyage and the home for your spirit. Your success will be our best wishes.
Two thousands years ago, Confucius once said “Is it not a delight after all to have friends come from afar”? More than one thousand years ago, Wang Bo also wrote down famous sentence like “A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near”. These are the poetic expressions ancient Chinese wise men had on friendship, kindness, and faith. Inside these old echoes is our anticipation and blessings to all of you.
Professor Pengjun Zuo
Dean of College of International Cultures in SCNU