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Year 2015 Orientation & Ice breaking Party for SJTU Exchange Students


At the beginning of the new semester of 2015, around 170 exchange students from 28 countries came to Shanghai Jiao Tong University and received a warm welcome by SJTU. Year 2015 New Student Orientation and the Ice-breaking Party were held on 28th February and 4th March jointly by the International Student Center (ISC) and International Cooperation Association (ICA) of SJTU . Both international students and Chinese students from SJTU had a great time together by meeting new friends and getting to know different cultures.


In order to help new students to make successful transition to SJTU and integrate themselves into the local life, the orientation was hold at the Oriental Hall, KoGuan Law School Building, Xuhui campus. 

It is consisted of 6 topics regarding students’ visa, course enrollment, Jaccount application, and campus life, the announcement of recent student’s activities and the introduction of international master programs in English. All presenters from different departments gave vivid presentations in the orientation: A detailed presentation on Student Visa was given by Miss.Sui form International Student Center. Later, Miss Shi from Antai College of Economic & Management together with Miss Peng from SIPA introduced thoroughly about how to enroll in courses as undergraduates and postgraduates. After that, there were some tips on Jaccount and Transportation given by Miss Gao from International Student Center and the presenter from ICA. Finally, Mr. Zhang from International Service Center and Edison, chief of International Student Union, introduced the student life and student organizations.

The new exchange students benefited a lot from the program. It’s a platform for them to make acquaintance with each other and solve their doubts and problems directly by talking to the relevant staffs.



Apart from that, the Ice-breaking Party between international students and Chinese students, aiming at understanding better about the diverse campus life and promoting communication and exchanges, was held in Minhang campus on 4th March.


With background music on, students began to enjoy the party. The highlight of the party was the team building session. The trainer divided the students into 4 groups randomly. Each team chose their team captain, secretary and mascot. To build a team culture, all the team members need to make a unique dance by composing a team song and designing a team flag. Although students are from different countries, they worked together as a team, showed us marvelous ideas and gained shower of applauses.


After a brief campus tour, the ice breaking activities were brought to an end in  Ha Le canteen. The party was successful. Many thanks to teachers and students who made efforts in the preparation.


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