This week, we had a sports competition held at our university for the students to participate in. Apparently over here, for big events like that, it’s a really big deal. They had an opening and closing ceremony in which each college had a good number of students walk, representing their college. I also participated in the opening ceremony along with several other international students representing the College of foreign languages. I really didn’t want to do it at first, but I’m glad I did. It was a great experience and was a lot of fun.
Here’s a picture of a few of us before the opening ceremony started. William & I (guy to the right of me) are the only Americans in this picture. Everyone else is either from Russia, Mongolia, Vietnam, or South Korea.
The girl in the purple dress holds the sign that lets the people know what college we’re representing and the gentleman behind her (my other friend from America) is holding the school flag, which every college also held.
Our group as we walked past the school officials.
As we walk, there are several Chinese students on the sides cheering and taking pictures, so as we walked by, we waved, smiled and chanted a friendly little American saying.
Here, we are standing listening to the school officials speak. To the left of us, you can see another college being represented. Almost all the colleges were wearing the same outfit/colors except for us since we are all from different countries and did our best to wear clothes from our country.
The picture on top is the back of our group turned around to watch the flag being raised. The picture below is the front row.
Random pictures with friends 🙂
Kate from Russia