Written with Michelle Krivacic
For 83 students from Ningbo and Jimei universities in China, April 24 was a big day.
The students are part of an annual program that gives them the opportunity to study business in China for two years, then come to Humber for the final year of their studies. April 24 marked the end of their time at Humber, and was celebrated by a graduation-style ceremony complete with valedictorian address, graduation gowns and lots and lot of smiling photos.
The Ningbo-Humber Joint Partnership Program, which has been in place since 1996, is the college's longest-standing international partnership. Humber entered a similar partnership with the university in Jimei in 2006.
Since August, the Ningbo-Jimei students have had opportunities to learn about Canada and practice their English through cultural events and activities, including ice skating, a Toronto Raptors game and a trip to a local orchard.