In the early morning on July 31st, the UD-NSLIY group was invited by the President of Xiamen University Chongshi Zhu to visit the third campus of the University in Xiang An.
Xiang An campus is located in the Xiang An District of Xiamen City. Occupying an area of more than 600 acre with an investment of USD$600 million, the Xiang An campus nowadays is home to eight colleges, as well as the Southern Base of Confucius Institute Headquarters. Architecture style of the Xiang An campus resembles Xiamen University’s main campus. There are more than 5,000 enrolled students at Xiang An now and the number is expected to grow to 30,000 by the time that the university celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021.
The NSLIY group visited the Library in the morning, had lunch in its students dining hall and went to the indoor swimming pool for a good afternoon of fun in the water. Even though Xiamen University is close to the beach, for safety and security concerns, students are not allowed to swim in the ocean by themselves. Therefore, the swimming session in the pool was a long expected treat to the students, especially in such a hot and humid summer afternoon in Xiamen.