BSU Exchange Program Offers Look at Urbanization in China at Posters Symposium


>>THE STUDENTS SPENT 30 MINUTES>>>AN EXCHANGE PROGRAM AT BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY PRESENTED AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO THE PROGRESS AND IMPACT OF URBANIZATION IN CHINA TODAY. THE NORTHSTAR VISITING SCHOLARS HOSTED THEIR SECOND ANNUAL POSTERS SYMPOSIUM. SOME TOPICS INCLUDED EDUCATION, HOW GLOBALIZATION IS CHANGING THE FOOD SYSTEM, AND COMMUNITY HEALTH. ONE SCHOLAR DISCUSSED THE PROBLEMS PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE ARE FACING AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO IMPROVE THE LIVING STANDARDS.>>CHINA EXPERIENCED BIGGEST — LARGE CHANGES SO I THINK MAYBE WE NEED TO — THE PEOPLE HERE TO LEARN WHAT THE PRESENT CHINA LOOKS LIKE.>>THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN AT BSU FOR OVER TWO YEARS. NORTHSTAR VISITING SCHOLAR IS MADE UP OF 13 STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF CHINA. THE ACADEMY’S COORDINATOR SAYS THIS IS A BENEFICIAL FOR THE SCHOLARS TO SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR HOME COUNTRY TO THE COMMUNITY.>>BECOMING SMALLER AND SMALLER IN A GLOBAL SENSE, YOU KNOW. CHINA IS SO IMPACTFUL ON THE GLOBAL STAGE SO KNOWING URBANIZATION, HOW IT’S TAKING PLACE AND HOW IT’S AFFECTING THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF LIFE FOR CHINESE PEOPLE COULD, YOU KNOW, INFORM THEM IN THEIR OWN WAY, WHATEVER FIELD THEY ARE WORKING IN.>>THE NORTHSTAR VISITING SCHOLAR IS HOUSED IN THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM CENTER AT

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