East met West recently at Bay Path College.
Officials from Taizhou College, located in the city of the same name in Jiangsu province China, came to Longmeadow to sign an agreement that will help to bring the schools together. In this relationship, students from Taizhou will have the opportunity to finish their final two undergraduate years at Bay Path College, with the option to complete their masters’ work in their third year here. The first foreign scholars are expected to begin their studies in the fall ’14 semester.
Originally conceived in a visit to Taizhou College by Dr. William Sipple, Assistant to the President for International Enrollment, and Jill Bodnar, International Admissions Representative, Bay Path was pleased to welcome four visitors this January to Bay Path to ink the partnership.
Travelling from Nanjing Normal University, Taizhou College in China were: Li Jun Huang, the Party Secretary; Hong Lan, Party Committee Propaganda Department Minister; Bao Ping Wei, Dean of Law Department; and Wen Huang, Dean of Foreign Language Department.
American higher education is popular among Chinese students, and the delegates reported that their students are interested in furthering their studies in business and education here at Bay Path.
As they would say in Taizhou, huān yíng—welcome!