HZPT Students Visit Columbus Technical College (CTC) in the U.S.

Publisher:Office of International EducationRelease time:2013-08-31Viewed:36


A delegation of five students from HZPT visited Columbus Technical College, Georgia from July 6th to July 13th 2013. President Hoover, vice President Dr. Linn Stoery, and director of International Center of Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Dr. Ian Bond, met the delegation and extended warm welcome.

Warm welcome from President Hoover

Orientation by Dr. Ian Bond

 A tight but interesting schedule of study activities was arranged for the delegation. Lectures of American history and culture, English language classes, as well as individual practice classes were offered according to students’ different major backgrounds. During the week-long stay, over twenty CTC teachers were involved in teaching and providing services to the students.


American culture class

Visiting the training lab

Adam Johnson, deputy director ofInternationalEducationCenter inColumbusStateUniversity led the delegation to tour around the two campuses and briefed students of American higher education system.

Adam Johnson fromColumbusStateUniversity


 American administrative and judicial systems were also an important part for the delegation to learn. Teresa Tomlinson, Mayor of Columbus, and John D. Allen, Chief Judge welcomed the students and respectively gave impressive lectures on administrative and judicial systems. Delegation member Feng Qianqian was even awarded to use the gavel for her meaningful question.

Lecture of American administrative system by the Mayor

Lecture given by Chief Judge on American judicial system


HZPT students visited the Space Science Center,FortBenning and even Dr. Ian Bond’s own house on the weekend They were deeply impressed by CTC’s warm reception and faculty’s dedication to work. Each member was awarded a certificate. Yang Qiong expressed thanks to President Hoover on behalf of the delegation in the end.

Certificates awarded


Bye, Ben!


Bye, Scott


After the official visit and study tour inColumbus, the students delegation went toAtlanta,New York,Boston andSan Francisco to visit some world-renowned Universities.


Stanford university


The sixteen-day visit to theU.S. broadened students’ horizon and got them close to American multi-culture, increased mutual trust and reinforced cooperative relationship between HZPT and CTC.