As the final event in a series of programs to recognize and celebrate International Education Week, EducationUSA held a workshop about critical thinking and speaking skills at Chengdu Foreign Languages School that attracted 200 local high school students. EducationUSA Adviser Zhao Minting opened the event by sharing relevant information from the most recent Open Doors report about international students in the USA.
Rebekah Gordon, an English Language Fellow at Southwest University in Chongqing, continued by sharing information about typical American university classroom arrangements, ways to succeed in such environments, the importance of critical thinking, and practical ways to become a better critical thinker. The workshop closed with a brief Q&A session in which the students expressed their concerns and curiosity about studying abroad in the future. This program gave Chinese students the opportunity to develop their creative thinking and public speaking skills, stressing the importance of these skills for students interested in studying in the United States. For more information about educational opportunities in the United States, follow EducationUSA on WeChat：EducationUSA_chengdu