Chinese Exchange Program Begins

Friday, February 5, 2010

Chinese students enrolled at UWG this semester are part of the newly established exchange program with Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and the Richards College of Business. When the recent arrivals complete their studies, they will have dual degrees in business from UWG and ZUEL.  

Chinese students enrolled at UWG this semester are part of the newly established exchange program with Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and the Richards College of Business. When the recent arrivals complete their studies, they will have dual degrees in business from UWG and ZUEL. Located in Wuhan, a metropolis of central China, ZUEL is an institution of higher education that houses several schools, including the School of Humanities, School of Finance and Taxation, School of Business and Administration and the Xinhua School of Finance and Insurance.

Qiongrui Yao, 21, is from Wuhan, China, and is pursing a career in banking or a position in the financial sector.

“Studying abroad is a very good experience for students,” said Yao. “It allows you to learn outside of the country and the people that you are used to, and that experience can be used in business or other things that you might be studying. It will be good for my career and my life.”

The new exchange program will eventually allow approximately 40 students per year to study at UWG. Dr. Charles Hodges, professor of business administration, has taught at ZUEL and believes that this exchange will benefit students from ZUEL and UWG.

“Within this program, UWG will gain high-quality finance students each year,” said Hodges. “I firmly believe that the ZUEL students will improve the quality of West Georgia classes. UWG’s business students will be competing and interacting with some of the best students in the world.”

For more information, contact the Richards College of Business at 678-839-6467.