At the opening ceremony we were welcomed and greeted by the chairs of various departments such as the chair of Foreign Affairs, School of Law, and other university students and other guests. As a matter of fact, we discovered that the Department of Psychology is in the School of Law! It was wonderful to see a collaboration between SFSU's Department of Psychology and Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST) in hopes of building bridges between countries.
Immediately after the ceremony, we walked to SWUST's preschool to familiarize ourselves with the school that we will be working in for the next three weeks. As we walked, I admired the beautiful campus and noticed the hills that reminded me of San Francisco
The preschool gave us another warm welcome! We were given information about their school and what they offered. They were very enthusiastic to share that they had one of the best reading programs. We got into our teaching groups and paired up with the Chinese college students as they will be helping us in the classroom. Next, we were able to spend some time walking around the school and meet the children. They seemed very excited to see us, taking the time to introduce themselves. I am excited and ready to work at the preschool for the next three weeks.